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Iain Hasdell

Iain is the Chief Executive of the Employee Ownership Association – the leading body in the UK for businesses, whether of private sector or public service origin – that are owned by their employees. The EOA represents employee owned businesses that contribute over £30bn to UK GDP each year.

Immediately prior to joining the EOA Iain built and ran a large business as a Senior Partner at the international consulting firm KPMG. There he worked with businesses across most sectors of the economy focusing on economic competiveness, public private partnerships and also public service reform.

He has an extensive track record of nurturing start up businesses, helping existing private sector businesses grow and in creating new enterprises that have spun out of the public sector.

His current activities are focused on growing the number of employee owned businesses in the UK both through direct advice and assistance to businesses and also through work to create a more enlightened tax, and regulatory framework for employee ownership in the UK.

Iain is also a former parliamentary advisor on Anglo-Irish relations, social welfare reform and aspects of industrial policy.

He strongly advocates a much bigger role for employee ownership in the economy and greater democracy in the work place.

He is a Member of two independent bodies, The Mutuals Task Force and the Employee Engagement Task Force that advise Government, other political parties and also businesses across the economy on public service spin outs and employee engagement matters respectively.

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