Ian Cohen, business development executive, Novidea


Ian Cohen is a board advisor and Non-Executive Director for a number of start-up and scale-up companies who are at the forefront of the current wave of digital transformation and delivery. He is also retained as digital advisor to several established firms helping them on their respective “digital journeys”.


During his corporate career, Ian held C level roles for over 16yrs in the banking, media and broking sectors. He was Global CIO at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group plc until end 2014  where he was also the driving force behind their digital transformation programme.  Prior to joining JLT, Ian spent several years as CIO at Associated Newspapers, was Group IT Director for the Financial Times – after initially joining as the CTO for FT.com – and also held leadership roles in eCommerce at Lloyds Bank in the late 90’s.

A digital practitioner, coach and commentator (he can be regularly found blogging / tweeting his thoughts on a broad range of topics), he also acts in an advisory capacity for numerous supplier and industry bodies.

Outside work, Cohen’s passions are his family – he is married with three daughters – music – he was a session musician in a previous life – and supporting Chelsea FC – the team he has followed since 1967