The management team
Executive committee

Ian Gates

Managing Director – IRIS Education


With over 30 years’ experience in the technology industry, Ian possesses an in-depth knowledge of IT, software and App development. He worked in a variety of roles, initially training as a programmer in local government, before later moving on to become Managing Director for multiple software houses and a FTSE 50 company. Ian has extensive experience in delivering first-class solutions to the public and private sectors and has a clear understanding of education both as a parent and school governor.

In 2018, Ian was appointed Managing Director of IRIS’ new Education Division, bringing with him a wealth of experience in financial growth, IT prowess and business development, as well as a focus on people and team management.  Ian’s goal for IRIS’ Education Division is clear: to provide world-class software services to schools which they truly value, that meets their needs – and they simply could not do without.

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