Meet our senior management team

Ian Livsey | Chief Executive

Ian has been Chief Executive since 2015.

He began his career in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industries with BP, Shell and ICI and has also worked in local and central government. Before joining IRM he held roles as Chief Executive of the Gangmaster Licensing Authority, a law enforcement agency, and as Managing Director at the Centre for Rail Skills.

In addition to his executive roles, Ian is Chairman of OSHCR, a national Health & Safety body, having previously been Chairman of JTL, one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in England, SummitSkills in the construction industry and TrustMark, an accreditation body in the domestic construction sector.

He was a trustee at the voluntary sector organisations, Groundwork and London Play and is a school governor at The Priory Belvoir Academy in Leicestershire.

As Chair of SummitSkills, Ian oversaw the launch of the National Skills Academy Environmental Technologies as a wholly owned, Government backed, but independently operated subsidiary.  The Skills Academy established accredited training provider networks and initial qualifications frameworks for environmental technologies.

He holds a PhD from Bristol University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Barbara Amponsah-Abedi | FCIEA| Director of Assessment & Accreditation

Barbara has worked for IRM for 11 years​.​ She has extensive experience in Educational Assessment​ and currently oversees IRM qualifications and university partnerships.

Prior to joining the IRM, Barbara worked for Pearson (formerly Edexcel) within their exam management team.

Barbara is heavily involved ​in school governance. She is the Chair of an outstanding maintained primary school and Vice-Chair of another​ outstanding voluntary-aided primary school.

Sanjay Himatsingani | Director of Business Development and Training

Sanjay Himatsingani is IRM’s Director of Business Development and leads the IRM training team that works with clients around the world. IRM helps build programmes that ensure that everyone from the CEO to the front-line team has the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the organisation’s risk maturity and embed risk management. Through programmes that range from individual workshops to long-term learning and development plans, organisations become more proactive in managing risks, employees become more engaged, and teams become more productive. 

Sanjay has extensive experience working with national and multi-national businesses in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He combines his learning and development expertise with practical experience in the business and training worlds to develop bespoke programmes for organisations globally as well as the IRM’s suite of training and education products.

Clients include Barclays Bank, UBS, Saudi Aramco, BP, Network Rail, General Medical Council, NHS, Ministry of Defence, National Grid, Prudential and Ecclesiastical.

Ian Springett | Chief Operating Officer

Ian Springett is IRM’s Chief Operating Officer and leads the Finance and Operations teams. Having qualified as an ACA, he moved into industry first as Finance Director at EMI and then for a major Advertising Agency group. Most recently before joining IRM he was Chief Operating Officer at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, a vocational Education provider.

He is a School Governor at Shalford Infant School in Surrey.

Mthabisi Moyo | Director of Databases & IT

Mthabisi Moyo is IRM’s Director of Databases and IT. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Greenwich.

Mthabisi has extensive experience in managing corporate databases. He has specialised in ensuring that databases and IT system operate efficiently, effectively and provided both back and front-end support to users.

Before joining the IRM, Mthabisi worked for over 10 years with an international training and consulting firm. Prior to that Mthabisi worked for Miller Starr a database marketing company that provided integrated marketing and data services to blue chip companies including, F&C Investment Trust, General Motors, Dell Computers, Microsoft, United Distillers and The Walt Disney Company.