Ian Thorn

Chairman

Ian founded MPC in 2006 and has overseen its growth since. He has fourteen years’ experience of engaging communities in development proposals. Ian passionately believes that delivering successful planning proposals requires genuine and proactive community engagement. Ian has experience of large scale residential, mixed use and food retail schemes.

Ian has been active in politics for most of his life. He has served his community as a councillor in Essex, London and Wiltshire. Ian has also stood for Parliament on two occasions. He has held a number of senior communications roles in the charity sector.

Highlight at MPC? Helping to recruit so many great people onto the team, over the past 10 years.

Did you know? Ian once organised a national competition with the BBC to design a jumper made from the fleece of Dolly the Sheep. It's now in the Science Museum.