Ian Edmondson

Iain is one of the founding directors of the International Association of Event Hosts, created to help not-for-profit organisations generate the best possible return on investment from major events.  In 2018 he led the development of new Event Impact Standards to provide guidance, and standard definitions, for measuring the impact of events and contributing to global sustainable development goals.

From his role in the bid team, to 10 years of leading the Major Events team at London & Partners, Iain played a key role in delivering a legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  This included creating the concept and leading the development of RideLondon - the Mayor of London’s annual world-class cycling event, which annually raises over £12m for charity. Prior to his involvement in London 2012 he delivered a number of multi-million pound public/private partnership projects for new sports facilities and events.

Iain now specialises in strategic leadership for public authorities, rights-owners, venues and sponsors of major sporting and cultural events who are seeking to identify, evaluate and deliver a meaningful legacy.

Iain has an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Trustee of the London Youth Rowing charity.  He has a passion for participating in sport, from rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta to competing in the London Marathon, RideLondon and World Triathlon Series age-group races.