Ian Gleeson in close up

Ian Gleeson

UK Director of Communications,

Education Leadership Team

Ian Gleeson is the UK Director of Communications at McKinsey & Company.  He joined McKinsey in 2010.

Before that he spent 15 years with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, working on a wide range of political and economic issues, with postings in East Africa and Russia.  He ran the Middle East and Counter-Terrorism team in the FCO Press Office from 2003 to 2004. 

Between 2004 and 2007 he worked in the Press Office in 10 Downing Street on secondment from the FCO. There he was responsible for the Foreign Affairs, Defence and International Development portfolios.

Prior to joining the FCO, Ian worked for Barclays Bank PLC for six years in London and Singapore.

Ian has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. He and his wife Jan have one son, Oscar.

About Business in the Community’s Education Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Education Leadership Team is to increase collaboration between business and schools so that firms have the greatest positive impact on education possible. Our ambition is that every child, particularly those facing social disadvantage, can achieve in education and have a successful working life.

Find out more about BITC’s work on education.

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