Ian Woods

COO & General Counsel at Virgin

Ian Woods is the current Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Virgin. Prior to this, they served as the Group Legal Director at Virgin from August 2005 to October 2011. Before that, they were a Commercial Lawyer at British Airways from September 2001 to August 2005. Ian began their career as a Solicitor at Slaughter and May from September 1997 to September 2000.

Ian Woods studied law at The University of Sheffield and then completed a Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.

Ian Woods reports to Josh Bayliss, CEO. Some of their coworkers include Dan Hart - President & CEO, Virgin Orbit, Holly Branson - Chief Purpose & Vision Officer, and Nikki Humphrey - Chief People Officer.



  • COO & General Counsel

    Current role

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