Ian Squires is a broadcasting professional with a 40 year career in the industry. He has served in senior editorial, production and management positions at the BBC, in the independent and freelance sectors and for 21 years at ITV where he was variously the managing director of a studio production complex, managing director of the ITV Midlands franchise, Central Television, and latterly worked in the ITV network commissioning team as Controller of Current Affairs & News Operations. Programmes of which Ian was producer, executive producer or commissioner have won awards from BAFTA, the Royal Television Society, the International Emmy committee and also in the US a coveted Peabody Award.
Ian joined Open in October 2015 to further develop the firms media and broadcasting practice.
Beyond television Ian is a Past President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, a former board member of the Hippodrome Theatre and for 8 years chaired the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He now serves on the boards of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham Royal Ballet. Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing & Commerce