Ian Riley

Ian Riley

Company: WCA

Job title: CEO


Ian joined the WCA in 2019, contributing to WCA’s key mission of sustainability, innovation and internationalization and facing the challenges of creating a sustainable cement industry.

Ian has a wealth of international experience, having worked across the cement industry in Europe, America and Asia; most recently in China where he spent the last ten years as Country Head for LafargeHolcim.

He actively works with the cement industry which considers ways of reducing GHG emissions so as to achieve the full decarbonisation by 2050 and accelerate the response to climate change. He sees one of the roles of a global association as bringing together the capabilities of cement producers worldwide with equal rights for all regardless of size, nationality or group and help the industry both evaluate and scale up new technologies, particularly carbon usage ones technologies, that are coming from outside of the industry.