Ian is a graduate of Durham University. He is a governor of Repton School and Foremarke Hall in Derbyshire, Repton schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; he chairs the Education Committees at the schools.
He governs two other senior boarding schools in the UK.. He is a former UK schools inspector and currently is a member of a UK Government Education Advisory group and an adviser to the Independent Schools Council and HMC schools He is a former Head Master of Blundell’s School and Senior Tutor at Radley College.
Before starting his teaching career he was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and others. He was an Oxford University Economics Tutor and is a Fellow of Liverpool Hope University.