Appointment of Ian Gumm, Vice Chairman, IGBG
Ian Gumm, Vice Chairman
On behalf of the IGBG Management Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Gumm to the position of Vice Chairman. Ian’s professional career reflects great breadth and, as fellow members of the Guild will know, he has always demonstrated an energetic commitment to activities that represent both the ethos and aspirations of the Guild.
As a Reservist, Ian served in the British Army for thirty-six years; his commands and responsibilities have given him both a national and international profile within the battlefield guiding community, and he is esteemed and well-respected by his peers. Ian is an active evangelist for the education and engagement of visitors who want to discover more about the battlefields. He is the founder and CEO In The Footsteps and, as an Accredited Guide and battlefield historian, Ian has led tours across the European Continent and Africa as well as delivered talks and presentations to professional organisations, businesses, clubs, societies and other groups, small and large. This experience provides the strongest foundations from which he will support me as Chairman, as the Guild grows and our Members start returning to the battlefields near and far, in 2021 and 2022.