Revd I. Rutherford

Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2024


Ian is a Methodist Presbyter and has been City Centre Minister at Methodist Central Hall Manchester since 2017. His first appointment was to Doncaster Methodist Circuit. He is Deputy Chair of the Connexional Mission Committee, serves on the Law and Polity Committee and is Convener of the Connexional Discipline, Pastoral and Appeal Committee.

Before entering the ordained ministry, Ian was a Commercial Solicitor for over 25 years. His final role was as the Legal Lead for Gateshead Council's landmark construction projects of Gateshead Millenium Bridge, Baltic - The Centre for Contemporary Art and The Glasshouse International Centre for Music. Ian’s involvement in other projects included the building of 5 schools and an Energy-from-Waste Plant.

Ian's interests include architecture, art, rugby union, theatre, blues and roots music, Italian cuisine and Japanese culture.