Ian W. Bailey became Senior Vice President, Communications and Community, Qurate Retail Group in May 2020. In this role, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing communications & PR strategies that engage team members and other key stakeholders around the world, raise awareness of the company’s value proposition, demonstrate the power of its portfolio of leading retail brands and highlight its innovative leadership across the retail, media, and social landscape. He oversees a global team that includes corporate communications, financial communications, internal communications, corporate responsibility, community affairs, and consumer public relations teams. Ian also serves as a member of the company’s global leadership team.
Ian has nearly three decades of experience in public relations and communications, spanning corporate communications, internal communications, financial communications, investor relations, and issues management, with leading global agencies in the U.K. and the U.S. (including FTI Consulting, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, and Weber Shandwick), and as co-founder and Managing Partner of Capital C Partners, independent business and communications strategy consultancy.
Prior to his current role, Ian served as the Vice President, Head of Communications and Public Relations at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., where he led internal communications, media relations, crisis communications, and brand public relations for its Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie kids, Hollister, and Gilly Hicks brands.
Ian is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators, and serves on the planning committee for The Seminar. He earned his bachelor’s degree in German with management studies from King’s College, University of London.