Ian Leggett, Trustee


A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, Ian is a New Zealander by birth, and spent three years working with the New Zealand Government before moving to the UK. He then spent ten years with Touche Ross (Deloitte) in London, and three years as Group Finance Director of Harrap Book Publishing, before joining Dennis Publishing in 1992 as Group Finance Director. Ian served as Chairman of Dennis Publishing between 2014 and 2016, and is currently an Executor to the Estate of the late Felix Dennis.

In 2003, Ian was appointed as one of the founding Trustees to the Board of the Forest of Dennis charity, (since renamed the Heart of England Forest). “I made a personal promise to Felix Dennis to help make his dream come true. I was inspired by Felix’s vision to create a new New Forest for public benefit, and this is something unique which will grow with time, and inspire others”.

Previously a Trustee of the Stationers Foundation, Ian is currently a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, and in 2016 was appointed Assistant Treasurer of the Company.