Ian Blatchford (b. 17 August 1965) is the director of the Science Museum Group, which oversees the Science Museum in London, England and other related museums. He was previously deputy director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, opposite the Science Museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, southwest London.
Blatchford studied law at Mansfield College, Oxford. He also holds an MA degree in Renaissance studies at Birkbeck, University of London .
Ian Blatchford started his career working at the Bank of England and the merchant bankers Barclays de Zoete Wedd in the City of London. He then joined the Arts Council as the deputy finance director. He moved to the marketing and design agency Cricket Communications, working in the position of financial controller. In 1996. he joined the Royal Academy of Arts as the director of finance.
In April 2002, Blatchford joined the Victoria and Albert Museum as director of finance and resources. He then became deputy director in December 2004. He left to be director of the National Museum of Science and Industry in October 2010.
Blatchford is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Society of Antiquaries (FSA). He is chairman of the governors of De Montfort University.