Based in Nairobi, Ian is an Associate at Burness, focusing on climate, agricultural development, global health, and cross-cutting development issues.

Ian has worked for over five years helping international organizations in Africa develop communications strategies, craft messaging, carry out Pan-Africa-wide media campaigns, and rollout digital communications.

Prior to Burness, he helped drive Africa-wide advocacy campaigns on climate, agriculture, gender, innovation and related issues for nonprofits including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Mastercard Foundation, UN Women, Luminate Group, and others.

Ian holds an M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Strathmore University.

He resides in Nairobi, where in his free time he likes to read, exercise, watch documentaries, and build bespoke music systems.