Ian McCarthy

Director of Programmes, International Festival of Business 2014

Born in Liverpool and brought up in Warrington, Ian’s background is in Town Planning, Industrial Improvement Areas, community business and business economics. After working at Warrington Council, Ian moved to Manchester’s local authority becoming Head of the Economic Initiatives Group with a focus on economic regeneration, development projects, business support and international activity.

In July 2002, Ian became Programme Director at Liverpool Vision. He works to attract investment to the Mayor of Liverpool’s Development Zones and is the Festival Director for the UK’s International Festival for Business, hosted in Liverpool in June and July 2014.