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Ian Harris

Director, Z/Yen Group Limited

BA (Hons) FCA FBCS FIBC CMC

 

Ian has a degree in Economics and Law from Keele University and is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to Z/Yen, Ian led Binder Hamlyn's management consultancy's financial management systems work. Ian co-founded Z/Yen in 1994. At Z/Yen, Ian specialises in strategic planning and systematic performance improvement in both the not-for-profit sector (which he leads) and also commercial sectors.

Z/Yen assignments include reviews and strategies with The Children’s Society, Rethink, Action For Blind People, Barnardo's, London Stock Exchange, Cancer Research UK, The Church of England, Macaw, The Financial Laboratory (a joint venture which included Barclays Capital, Royal & Sun Alliance, Silicon Graphics and others), Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, BEN, Speakability, Royal National Institute of the Blind, Macmillan Cancer Relief, British Heart Foundation, Ideal Hardware plc, Marine Stewardship Council, UNISON, British Red Cross, CCITDG, The Shaftesbury Society, Biwater plc, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Charity Logistics, NSPCC, PDSA, the Royal British Legion and Deutsche Bank.

Ian helped to conceive and launch a joint venture, Charityshare, bringing together the IT departments of NSPCC, The Children’s Society and The Alzheimer’s Society. Ian regularly leads award-winning work, such as Ideal Hardware’s HR Award for its rewards framework and the Marine Stewardship Council’s Best Practice award for its strategic planning and governance review. Ian chairs the judging panel for the National Payroll Giving Awards, is a life member of the Gresham Society and is Chair of BCS The Chartered Institute for IT’s Ethics Group.

Ian has also been deploying PropheZy in interesting ways for the Not-for-Profit sector and, including grant-making effectiveness and improving fundraising returns using direct mail.

Ian is a regular contributor of articles and pieces for the business and not-for-profit press. He is co-author, together with Michael Mainelli, of the practical book "IT for the Not-for-Profit Sector" and the best-selling novel "Clean Business Cuisine".

Some of Ian's many articles can be found here.

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