Ian Clark


Ian Clark is the co-founder and Manging Director of IED Training Solutions Ltd. He served in the Royal Marines for 22 years, the majority of which was spent with 45 Commando RM and 3 Commando Brigade conducting numerous operational tours including three to Afghanistan.

After leaving in 2010, Ian worked for five years as in-country operations manager (Sub-Saharan) supporting the global shipping and maritime security industry, a high-profile role which placed a great emphasis on communication, capability, compliance, continuity and governance.

On returning to the UK, Ian established IED in 2015, along with former colleague and long-time friend Paul Barrett. Ian has been instrumental in driving forward the company’s expansion to meet the challenging and changing requirements of its valued clients. The experience and breadth of knowledge gained over a full career, as well as Ian’s personal values of innovation, trust, empathy, passion and attention to detail, have been the bedrock on which IED has built its foundations.