Ian Mullen

Chief Financial Officer

About Ian

Ian is CFO, managing Acuity’s global Finance team spread across seven countries. He joined the business in 2021 and is based in our London office. He is responsible for providing value-added business insights and driving organic and inorganic business growth; maintaining investor relations with both equity and debt funders; formulating, advising on and implementing strategic initiatives that drive growth in enterprise value; and tax, treasury, financial control, FP&A, change and transformation, and finance operations.

Since joining Acuity in May 2021, Ian has helped the business drive significant organic growth with increasingly insightful datasets. His key deliverables are executing Acuity’s first acquisition in 2022, a debt refinancing in 2022 and a successful PE-to-PE exit with the sale to Permira in 2023.

Ian has more than 25 years of financial services experience in investment banking, private banking and private equity-owned companies.

Prior to Acuity, he was managing director at HSBC, working in New York, London and Geneva in CFO, COO, strategy and transformation roles. Before this, Ian worked at Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and Bankers Trust, based in London and Sydney. He also worked as CFO of LeasePlan UK for three years. He is experienced in managing large international teams.

Ian enjoys travelling, having lived in several countries, and is always looking to try new cultural experiences. He loves sports, especially football, rugby and cricket. He is married and has three teenage children.

Fellow Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

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