Ian Palmer- Board Member


Ian is locally born and is a highly experienced Senior Manager with over 40 years of service; primarily working in the private sector. Working at all levels of organisations, including previously having overall Operational Directorial Management and Leadership responsibility of an International Synthetic Minerals Manufacturing Operation based in Hull.

Originally an Apprentice-trained Electrician working for the local Electrical Supply Company. He has worked extensively in the Maintenance Engineering Field and in Production/Operations Management. Over recent years he has worked in the business support sector, as a Manufacturing Advisor for the Manufacturing Advisory Service and as a Consultant working both independently and as a Partner in The ICE Partnership, which is a specialist manufacturing consultancy company.

Ian is an MBA Graduate and is a Fellow of The Chartered Management Institute. He has been a member of the HETA Board since January 2016 and is very passionate about and committed to the vital role HETA plays in the development of our Technical Workforce of the future.