About us The team Ian Silvester Vice Chair of Trustees Ian is a Manager within the Risk Advisory Services Team at BDO (an accountancy and business advisory firm), prior to which Ian worked with PwC in the UK, where he supports organisations across a range of sectors including charities. He has worked with several UK Retailers in Loss Prevention and Internal Audit roles for over two decades. Ian has over 20 years volunteer and charity trustee experience, ranging from small charities to senior roles in UK wide charities. He has served as a Council Member of The Scout Association for over 5 years. Previous roles include Chair of a Scout County, County Commissioner of Greater Manchester North Scouts and other roles supporting Scout Groups and Districts. Ian is also a member of the Grant Committee of a charity funding organisation. He has practical experience of some of the challenges dystonia can bring as his father lived with the condition for over 40 years.