Ian McGuinness has 14 years' experience in spatial information management, data visualization, and mapping technology. He is a Chartered Geographer, Chartered Land Surveyor, and the winner of the British Property Federation's 2018 Innovation Award and of the Society of Property Researchers 2018 Annual Prize. Twice he received Esri's Special Achievement in GIS Award.
He sits on the company's global Business Advisory Council. He also sits on the Royal Geographical Society's Professional Advisory Group, supporting the development of a skills framework for professional geographers.
In the past, McGuinness worked in planning policy at the London Borough of Newham and for demographic data provider CACI. He was once a troop commander with the British Army's 135 Geographic Squadron (Reserve), through which he was attached to Geospatial Ops within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Intelligence Fusion Centre. In this role, he received the Institution of Royal Engineers Commanding Officer's Award for Military Excellence.
McGuinness is a strong advocate for diversity in property and geography and is an active member of Freehold, the British property industry's prolific LGBTQA+ network.