Ian Morris 1968-2014

Andrew Neale

Ian Morris, Key Systems Global Client Service Director (46), passed away on Sunday 23rd March 2014 at 10:20 am, of a heart attack. His sudden death occurred while he was cycling with a group of friends.

Ian MorrisIan started working at Key Systems in 1989 as a computer programmer after graduating in Computer Science at Southampton University. Passionate about his work, he demonstrated great skills in client relations too.

Mike Dillon, CEO and Key Systems founder says, “It quickly became clear that Ian’s forte lay not in programming but in establishing client relationships and he therefore moved into sales and client services. He became a Director and shareholder in Key Systems and played a major role in the expansion of Key Systems into the North American market in 1995 and into the Asia pacific market in 2004.”

Dillon adds, “Ian represented Key Systems at trade shows and conferences, always ready to talk and listen to clients and colleagues and entertain them with tales of his experiences which he recounted as ‘funny moments’. He was always optimistic and willing to help and his generosity was well known. He will be terribly missed.”

As a young man, Ian played water polo and continued his interest in the sport by swimming a mile each morning. He formed a cycling group and rode each weekend, as well as taking part in OOH charity bike rides. He was also a wine connoisseur and particularly enjoyed a glass of red wine. Friends and colleagues in the industry would remember hearing the shout ‘anyone for a sneaky red?’

Ian was devoted to his wife Sharon and two daughters Jodie and Sophie.

His funeral will take place at 11:00am on Thursday 10th April at the Sutton Coldfield Crematorium (Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 6LG).

Please consider donating to the British Heart Foundation at www.JustGiving.com/IanMorris2014

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