development consultant for english international schools


ian-mclean-school-fundraising-development-consultant-england-ukIan McLean was born in Adelaide and educated at Prince Alfred College and the University of South Australia.  After a career in marketing in the airline industry, alongside a first-class cricket career, he became one of the pioneers of independent school development in Australia from 1989 and subsequently the UK and Europe from 1999.  He is now a sought after, experienced school development consultant, impacting the development and fundraising performance of schools in the UK and abroad.


Ian has successfully established and personally directed fundraising & development programmes, at the following:

  • Ardingly College, England
  • Lancing College, England
  • Leysin American School, Switzerland
  • Loretto School, Scotland
  • Millfield School, England
  • Port Adelaide Football Club (AFL), Australia
  • Prince Alfred College, Australia
  • St Peter’s College, Australia
  • Uppingham School, England

Recent senior development appointments and school development consultancy projects include the following schools:

  • Ardingly College
  • City of London Freemen’s School
  • Cranleigh School 
  • Dean Close School
  • Edge Grove School
  • Geneva English School
  • International School of The Hague
  • Kingsley School
  • Kingswood School
  • Marist School 
  • Norwich School
  • Nottingham High School 
  • Reed’s School 
  • Rendcomb College
  • Rockport School, Belfast
  • Roedean School
  • Royal Hospital School
  • St Columbas College
  • St James Schools
  • St John’s, Leatherhead
  • Transylvania College – The Cambridge International School in Cluj 
  • Twyford School
  • Wakefield Grammar School Foundation 
  • Wrekin College​