Ian Govier is the founder and Managing Director of Certius Professional Services Limited, an award-winning independent accounting, tax and business advisory firm, with an international client base.
Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the provision of strategic tax and business advice to both listed and owner managed businesses. A former International Tax Partner with KPMG and Tax Partner in Grant Thornton UK LLP, he was also global head of tax for Amersham International plc and European Tax Director for PepsiCo International/Yum Brands International.
A scientist by background, Ian has highly developed specialist skills in business and tax planning for both UK and cross border transactions, structuring and profit repatriation. Ian has in-depth knowledge and experience in the use of the UK Patent Box tax regime, Research and Development Tax Credits and investment in both UK and non-UK companies using the Seed Enterprise Investment and Enterprise Investment schemes.
Ian holds a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of London and is a Chartered Tax advisor, a Certified Practising Accountant, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. He has held a number of a non-executive director and trustee positions, including a non-executive directorship with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as the Chair and Trustee of Hope Housing Training and Support Ltd.