Ian joined Co-op Legal Services in 2014 and brings with him a wealth of legal services marketing experience. Ian’s most recent role was for Irwin Mitchell, where he held the position of Business Development and Communications Director for 15 years. In addition to this, Ian has held a number of marketing and business development roles at professional services firms including DLA Piper and Legal and General.
Ian Powell comments, “I’m very much looking forward to joining Co-op Legal Services at an important time in its development. My aim is to help it to realise its potential to create a real alternative offering that provides its members and clients with an outstanding customer experience and real value. The Co-op Group has a rich heritage, and with millions of members there is a real opportunity to build on this, developing its Legal Services offering and providing its members, clients and local communities with a legal brand that they know and trust.”
Matt Howells, Managing Director of Co-op Legal Services said, “I am very pleased to welcome Ian as our new Marketing and Business Development Director. He has a wealth of experience in marketing and communications, business development and digital marketing within the legal sector. He also has extensive brand management experience and proven capabilities in building a highly effective team to drive business growth in a fast changing market. Ian will play a key role in helping us shape, develop and communicate our offering to both members and clients while also helping Co-op Legal Services to develop new products, services and channels to market”.