Senior Vice President, Communications and Community, Qurate Retail Group
Ian W. Bailey became Senior Vice President, Communications and Community, Qurate Retail GroupSM in May 2020. In this role, Ian is responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies that engage team members 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. Additionally, Ian oversees the company’s corporate responsibility and community affairs initiatives. He leads Qurate Retail Group’s corporate communications, financial communications, internal communications, corporate responsibility, and consumer public relations teams.
Prior to this 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 the company and its Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, and Gilly Hicks brands.
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 London, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, and as co-founder and Managing Partner of Capital C Partners, an independent business and communications strategy consultancy.
He was formerly with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, where he was Executive Vice President and New York General Manager. Prior roles also include EVP and Managing Director with Weber Shandwick, and Managing Director with Financial Dynamics (Now FTI Consulting), where he was head of its U.S. Technology Media and Technology Practice, a member of its U.S. board of directors, and a participant in its 2003 MBO.
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.
Ian earned his bachelor’s degree in German with management studies from King’s College, University of London.