Ian Lane is delighted to be the new incoming Executive Director of the Northern Ontario Angels. With a diverse career, he is eager to continue fostering connections between entrepreneurs and Angel investors across Northern Ontario.
Prior to moving back to Ontario, Ian was the Manager of Policy Development and Settlement in the Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Learning with the Government of
Prince Edward Island. He was responsible for developing policies to attract and retain
youth, newcomers, temporary foreign workers, and international students. This role
allowed Ian to connect with local businesses and entrepreneurs in strategic innovation
sectors to help grow the economy of PEI.
Since 2015, Ian has been the Manager of Research Capacity and Health Innovation at
Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) in Sudbury where he helps
researchers and clinicians attract funding and provides strategic planning support. He
has facilitated the attraction of over $10 Million in external funding since joining HSNRI.
He has been the Business Manager of ICES North and appointed the Project Manager
for the Northern Ontario Health Innovation Cluster, which binds the research activities of
seven health research-centric organizations across the region. This role also connects
with industry sponsors and local biotech and innovation companies trying to answer the
unique health care delivery challenges of Northern Ontario while also stimulating
regional economic development opportunities.
Ian holds a MA from Ryerson University in Immigration and Settlement Studies, a BA in
Canadian History from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Diploma in
Commercial Music from Humber College. He is a proud Rotarian and has volunteered
his grant writing skills to various community and non-for-profit organizations in Ontario
and Prince Edward Island. He still enjoys playing music, skiing, hockey, golf, tennis and
the odd sail.