Transguard Group is pleased to welcome Ian Pilcher (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-pilcher-72a8728/) as its new Senior Director – Business Development and Sales Support.
Ian joins us after spending most of the last 30 years working overseas garnering considerable commercial experience in the Middle East. Most recently, Ian held senior leadership appointments as Vice President of Business Development with Olive Group, as Director of Commercial Accounts at Sterling Global Operations and as Managing Director G4S Oilfield Services in Iraq. A former officer in the British army, Ian served on operational tours in Northern Ireland, the Balkans and North Africa before leaving to run a small, London-based video and film company for the comedy actor John Cleese. Between 2004-2008 he built a security business in Nigeria, increasing turnover from less than $1m per annum to nearly $20m before becoming Director of Consultancy for ArmorGroup.
Ian is a graduate of London University, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (where he went on to become an instructor) and of the British Army Command and Staff College. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Ian has variously played representative football, cricket and rugby and is currently turning his attention to rowing. He also counts music, sailing, cooking and reading amongst his hobbies.
“Ian couldn’t have joined at a better time,” says Greg Ward, Managing Director. “His energy and foresight are already helping Transguard’s momentum grow from strength to strength.”