Ian Fradgley

Ian was born in Wordsley, Staffordshire and educated in Stourbridge, going on to universities in Birmingham and London.

Whilst at Aston University, he met the daughter of one of his tutors; they married in 1969 and moved to London. His wife, Jenny has been a Town Councillor since 2003 and became Mayor in May 2009.

In 1973, with a young son and a daughter on the way, they decided to move out of London and Ian was offered a choice of two good jobs, one in Broadway, the other in Stratford-upon-Avon. He chose Stratford, ‘a respectable distance from both parents’ and joined NFUMutual where he worked until his retirement in 2004.

Career History
Having achieved a BSc and an MSc in mathematics, Ian gained his technical skills at Lucas GTE in Marston Green from 1967 to 1968 and became a Business Systems Analyst at International Stores in the City from 1968 to 1973.

Whilst at NFUMutual, Ian covered a variety of IT roles which included managing the IT Development team whilst project managing the design of the IT system. In 1997 Ian’s department won the equivalent of what, to the insurance industry, would be an Oscar in recognition of the IT system which networked the agent sales force.

Community Interests
Ian was appointed as one of the three Town Council’s representatives on the Town Trust in January 2010, the same year he was elected to the District Council representing Alveston Ward. Ian was Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon for the municipal year 2014/2015.

Outside Council, he is Membership Secretary for the Stratford Society, Squash Club, Stratford branch of NFUMutual Retired Members and the Local Liberal Democrat Party.