Ian Busby

St Edmund Fellow

Ian Busby studied Modern History at St Edmund Hall. He spent a number of years as a civil servant in Whitehall before changing career to become a management consultant at what is now Deloitte.

As a Partner in the firm he led the European e-commerce practice and also the European aerospace and defence industries practice. He went on to become CEO of a US/UK venture capital funded tech start up that was an early promoter of on-line solutions to business including “cloud computing” and “software as a service”.

In 2012 he was appointed the first Chair of the Board of the newly forming NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group that plans, commissions and oversees health services for over 700,000 people living in Oxfordshire. He took that body through the process of statutory authorisation. An Oxford resident committed to bettering local well-being, he is currently deputy chair of an Oxford multi academy trust.

As a former CEO of a ground breaking tech business, he maintains a strong interest in innovation, providing advice to start ups on an ad hoc basis. He has also led the establishment of open innovation and healthcare innovation programmes for a globally recognised collaborative business incubator initiative by group of major research focused universities in the south and south west of England.