Ian Nicholas

Global Managing Director, Reed

Ian was appointed as Global Managing Director of Reed in March 2020.

He joined Reed in 2004, working as HRD whilst also opening and running a specialist HR recruitment arm. He subsequently undertook various operational and HR leadership roles before being appointed CHRO in 2015, with responsibility for all people strategies, and being appointed to the Reed Global board in 2017.

Ian began his working career at British Steel, working within the logistics and production planning functions, while also having his first taste of HR. In 1996, he joined Chubb PLC, progressing through various management roles until he was appointed as HRD for its UK businesses.

Ian attained a BSc (Hons) at Liverpool University, subsequently gaining his CIPD qualification via Glamorgan University. He is Chartered FCIPD. In recognition of his career, HR Magazine appointed Ian onto their ‘HR Most Influential’ list in 2019.