IDENTITY METHODS - Key Persons


Ian Collard - Founder, Managing Director

Job Titles:
  • Founder
  • Managing Consultant
  • Managing Director
Ian is a successful managing consultant and business development professional with 35 years of involvement in the cybertechnology and digital security sector. Since 2011, Ian has utilised his skill and understanding to grow Identity Methods into a specialised, high-value consultancy and service delivery organisation. He now leads an established solutions and professional services provider catering to a variety of clients - from multinational, blue-chip organisations seeking to ensure continuity and competitive strength, to ambitious start-ups looking to improve their security and organisational posture. Ian leads Identity Methods' product and service selection and its strategic partnerships - and with a business-first approach to client requirements, he still rolls up his sleeves and gets involved in programmes and deliverables. When he's not eating, sleeping or working, he likes to ride his mountain bike, build guitars and play them at open mic nights.

IAN GEORGE COLLARD

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR

Oliver Sothcott

Job Titles:
  • Project Manager
  • Projects and Programme Director
  • Projects and Programmes Director
Oliver is an experienced project manager from a professional services background. He has vast experience delivering globally significant software projects from conception to completion across a wide variety of sectors, using Agile, Waterfall and Prince2 methodologies. He is commercially astute, working at all levels within organisations to build stakeholder management. The organisations whose projects he has delivered have strengthened automation and lowered systematic breaches, reducing the strain on IT and service desk resources. A proven mentor, Oliver believes in pushing talent to the next level and creating collaborative cultures to support the growth of the business. When not working, Oliver is a successful fundraiser, having raised over £1 million for local charities. He also likes to spend time tinkering with the house, and, when the sun shines, driving around his old supercharged Mini Cooper convertible.

STEPHEN PAUL BAILEY

Job Titles:
  • DIRECTOR