Ian Karet joined the Charity Commission Board in January 2019.
He is a solicitor and a partner of Linklaters LLP, specialising in Intellectual Property and Technology. Ian is a Solicitor Advocate, a qualified arbitrator and trained mediator. He read Chemistry at Oxford.
Ian is also a member of the Civil Justice Council and a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, appointed in 2014, where he currently chairs the Finance Committee.
He has served on the board of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and writes and speaks on intellectual property issues.