Our Team

Whatever the financial situation in your business, we are available to help. Between us we have encountered most situations and have provided FD support in almost every sector. As the Financial Times said: “… with experts at your fingertips and the freedom to use their services when needed, outsourcing can provide a vital boost to your business.”

Ian Parlane

Ian Parlane


Ian has worked in a wide range of sectors. Particular areas of focus include professional services, the not for profit sector and owner-managed businesses.

Ian has a regular portfolio of clients for whom he acts as part-time Finance Director. Often the relationship has spanned many years.

Ian’s third sector activity includes being FD of an Arts Council funded organisation. He has wide experience in the arts sector and headed the finances of a charity with a substantial endowment fund.  He is Treasurer of the Worshipful Company of Firefighters, one of the City livery companies.

Ian is responsible for FD Solutions’ internal training, and for the sharing of the company’s know-how and expertise. He is also the company’s own Finance Director.

Ian qualified with a major London firm, before spending a number of years as a partner in a firm in his home town of Southend. This was followed with a spell in commerce, acting as FD of a distributor of specialist components – a business which subsequently became, and still is, a client of FD Solutions.