Iain is a chartered accountant and he spent his early career in the city working for Charterhouse Group. He became Chief Executive of The Guild Organisation in 1974 and during his period of office the business expanded rapidly and developed overseas offices and interests throughout Middle East, Europe and Africa. The company distributed programmes for the BBC and most ITV companies. It also had production interests ranging from management training programmes to an involvement with ‘Super Ted’ and the initial series of ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’. In the late 70’s the company became a major independent distributor in the home video market.
In 1985 he and his business partners founded the Home Entertainment Corporation which became the UK's second largest video rental retailer. HEC was also very involved in video games retailing as well as film production and distribution.
Since 1974 Iain has played a major role in Industry bodies and was instrumental in the founding of the VSC in 1989. He is a past Chairman of the British Video Association and British Screen Advisory Council. He has a wealth of experience as a producer, distributor and retailer.