In 2022, Forest Economic Partnership formally welcomed Ian Mean to the board of Directors.
Ian Mean has been an integral part of FEP since its inception in 2018, he is passionate about helping and developing young people and is an honorary vice president of Gloucestershire College.
Currently Gloucestershire Director for Business West and board member of GFirstLEP in Gloucestershire. He is former vice chairman of the Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company and a Freeman of the City of Gloucester for that work.
Ian says “I have joined the board of FEP because I believe that the Forest of Dean has great prospects for growth in Gloucestershire and believe I can help the area develop its assets to the full”
He also brings with him a wealth of experience; A national newspaper man—mainly on the Daily Mail where he was northern news editor and reporter as well as marketing manager of the Daily Mirror. Former editor in chief of Gloucestershire Media-The Citizen and Echo. Before “retiring” four years ago, he was editor of the Western Daily Press.
Ian is chair of twelve hospital trusts in the South Central division for organ donation committees from Gloucestershire to the Isle of Wight.
Chair, Neill Ricketts states “It is great to have one of the county's most respected and well known business people joining the board, Ian brings a wealth of connections and experience to an already great board.”