Ian founded BFY and is its Managing Partner. Our clients value the deep industry insight, straight talking and sensible approach he applies to strategy, commercial, and operations engagements.


His mantra, which drives everything BFY does, is ‘Delivering Great Work for Clients’.


Ian has over 15 years’ experience in energy consulting, having worked with clients across energy retail, energy wholesale, and energy assets. As well as advising the boards of over 30 energy suppliers in the last 18 months, Ian has helped one of the largest energy retailers in the UK redefine their strategy, build the UK debt sale capability for numerous energy retailers, and helped to create a challenger M&A offering.


Prior to founding BFY, Ian spent 5 years working in IT helping clients implement “bleeding edge” technology on Web Services, Software As A Service, and helping clients move from Desktop to web-based software solutions.


Ian is married with two young children. He is a willing weekend ‘Daddy Taxi’ but remains unable to locate a kids’ club without Sat Nav.

Ian Barker

Managing Partner



  • Strategy

  • Commercial

  • Operations