Ian Moncrieff MacMillan


Moncrieff macmillan



Business Model Innovation. Interim Progamme Manager. Project Turnaround. Call +44-7973-119-542

Amongst other things I teach how to use the Business Model Canvas at The Mobile Academy - a cracking 36 hour London master-class on "Making it in Mobile" hosted by UCL & Mobile Monday London. Have a peek at the quick video (something else I do too...).



It's easy to over-complicate the search for a business idea (I'm guilty of this too), so I created this simple slide deck as encouragement to simply go talk to potential customers and find out what they want.Once the need and demand is clear, we can then get creative on how to deliver into that demand.

Haiku Deck is the best application for creating presentations on iPad

Integrity, openness and trust are vital in any demanding enterprise. Sustained success is unlikely without these key qualities.

"Career" History...

Amongst other things, I've designed Harrier Jump Jets, designed one of the world's first securities trading systems, help two banks not run out of money and rescued a number of mission critical change programmes.

A quick summary CV...

2009 - Present: Business Mentoring:

  • Seaquest/North Sea Recovery: Led fundraising and provided guidance to new specialist marine salvage business.
  • Business model innovation/project planning for various high-growth startups. 

2009: The Rialto Consultancy Performance Improvement Practice: Stepped in as temporary head of practice to help drive expansion of this part of the business.

2008: Electronic Arts On-Line Gaming Infrastructure: Short-term assignment to take over and shape major programme to deliver 'free to download' games. Acting until long-term replacement for original programme manager comes back to EA to take on this role until completion.

2006: Legal & General - General Insurance Division Accelerated Growth: Set up a strategic programme to radically change the size and profitability of the entire GI business over the next 5 years. Launched "quick win" projects to build momentum across each area of the business.

2005: ING Barings Transition: Transfered Financial Markets eBusiness IT infrastructure and development/support capability from London to Brussels/Amsterdam. Took over from Head of Department to carefully manage transition and winding down of the London team.

2004: Barclays Bank Plc EU Savings Directive: Lead delivery of large 250 people/£15m+ programme to prepare the Barclays Group for full compliance with the Directive at minimal cost.

2003: INVESCO Perpetual New Product Development: Managed £3m launch of a major new retail financial product. Managed cross-functional team of 25, drawn from Investments, Sales and Marketing, and Operations. Created a structured new product development process adopted as the group's global standard.

2000-2002: BNP PARIBAS Capital Markets Operations: Managed complex $6 million, 18 month programme to re-engineer the US Cash Equities business. Reduced costs by $2 million per annum whilst doubling capacity, allowing a new programme trading business to start. Built and managed 6 separate business and IT project teams in London, Paris, New York and Philadelphia. Bonds Middle Office: Based in both London and Paris, managed a programme of strategic fixed income projects.

1998-2000: Lazard Brothers & Co Risk: Reporting to the Risk Director, responsible for all aspects of risk and regulatory reporting systems. Achievements include leading joint bank/vendor programme of projects to overhaul existing regulatory reporting systems and processes, and to implement a Large Exposures and Liquidity reporting suite.

1996-1998: CIBC Wood Gundy PLC Appointed by the Finance Director to rescue project to calculate and report Capital Adequacy for newly incorporated UK bank. Created a Projects team within Trade Support. Projects included backtesting of all European Value At Risk (VAR) models.

1995-1996: Short Term Consultancy Assignments

  • Nomura Options Intl: Managed implementation of Capital Adequacy reporting for complex derivatives business.
  • BZW: Created system to hold tax/corporate information on companies within BZW group. Used in transformation into Barclays Capital.
  • CSFB: Fixed and extended application for preparing SFA returns.

1993-1995: Royal Bank of Scotland Group Treasury: Managed development of first group-wide balance sheet/risk management system. Key Treasury representative to combined Group Market and Credit Risk IT Strategy project. Assisted with building of Monte Carlo based balance sheet modelling system.

1991-1992: Midland Bank/HSBC Group Treasury: Carried out extensive upgrade of operational liquidity reporting suite. Analyzed the bank's cash flows and helped fine-tune the bank's liquidity management policies.

Early Career

1985-1990: Bankers Trust Bond Trading Systems Manager (permanent) Seconded to New York to develop a Gilts trading system for Big Bang. Responsible for overall system design, and development of P&L, market risk and security definition components. Carried out implementation, training and support in London. Responsible for overall system design of a global Eurobond Trading system.

1983-1985: SCICON Analyst Programmer (permanent) Design/development of part of operating system for major military command and control system. Member of multi-vendor team to re-think and extend overall system design.

1980-1983: British Aerospace Systems Engineer (permanent) Mechanical and avionic systems design for Hawk and Harrier aircraft. 

Education and Professional Qualifications

IoD Certified Director

1977-1980: Imperial College, London BSc (Eng), Mechanical Engineering

1972-1977: Milton Abbey School, Dorset


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