Boss says: "Ian is one of those team members that you simply can't do without," says Aoife Delaney, director of global sales, Ovation Global DMC. "He will take on a new project or idea and run with it to make it a success for our company. His team spirit, positive attitude and dedication to every client strengthens his position as one of the industry's bright lights."
Best event I've worked on: I was involved in the planning and the execution of the Exclusively Corporate event we hosted at IMEX Frankfurt 2013. Running an event like this was a huge learning curve for me.
Most challenging moment: Last year I was given the responsibility of overseeing the entire Ovation brand, which has been a big challenge but also the reason I switched careers.
Client I'd like to work with: I'm very proud of my country so I'd love to work alongside Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.
Alternative career: I'm a massive golf fan so a pro golfer.
Goals before 40: To be recognised as someone who is connected in the industry and knows what people want.
See photos from the A List launch party at Café Royal Hotel here...