Ian Young, Consultant

Ian brings his extensive global experience, spanning over two decades, of working in sales, third-party distribution, and analytics roles to PACE as a consultant. director and owner of ISY Consulting, a specialist consulting business providing commercially driven strategy, insights and analysis across the hospitality and travel industry with a focus on sales and distribution.

Previously Ian spent over 16 years at IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) as a Director, leading the hospitality giant’s distribution strategy team for the Asia, MiddleEast and Africa (AMEA) region. 
During this time, Ian led the management of 30 existing third-party distribution connected partners based in AMEA and led business development, contract negotiation and implementation for new connectivity partners.

Earlier experience at IHG includes seven years as the global leader of the Travel Management Companies (TMC) segment, a role which included developing and setting the segment strategy and overseeing the strategic negotiation direction for all TMC partnerships. Prior roles at IHG include Revenue Programs Manager, within the Distribution Marketing function and Sales Information Manager supporting the EMEA Global Sales with strategic planning and analysis Ian holds a BSc in Business Information Studies from University of Teesside Ian’s area of expertise include distribution, corporate travel, business development, strategy and coaching. Away from work Ian enjoys walking, travelling and skiing.