Ian Read

Director of Marketing and Communications

After obtaining a degree in Multi-Media Journalism at Bournemouth University, Ian spent ten years working in journalism, including four years as Editor of the Kent and Sussex Courier, and led his papers to several industry awards during that time. He then moved onto a role as a Communications Adviser at a London council before joining Benenden in 2015. In 2018 he achieved a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

As well as leading the Marketing function at Benenden, Ian is a Lower Fifth form tutor and frequently runs sessions for pupils about journalism, branding and marketing.

Ian Read- Director of Marketing and Communications