Ian Gooden


Ian GoodenI often feel like that man in the 80′s Remington shaver advert – I liked the product so much I joined the company! My first contact with Chiumento was as a client. I was immediately struck by how refreshingly different their style was. I never felt I was being sold to – rather they wanted to really get inside my problems and then work with me to solve them.

A few years down the line and my career had taken a different turn. A chance conversation with Sarah Chiumento led to a growing sense that I wanted to be part of this amazing business. I signed on in 2008 and was delighted when Sarah asked me to take on the baton and lead the business forward from 2013.

A Chartered Member of CIPD I have gained over 30 years’ HR experience in organisations ranging from FTSE 100s to SMEs. I am determined to retain a “hands on” approach to consulting whilst also driving our ambitious research, product development and IT agendas.

A serious spinal injury put paid to my rugby playing career but I remain actively involved in sport as an RFU and FA licensed coach. I am also an avid wine collector and have just taken my first steps towards starting my own wine label.