Ian has been involved in the governance of Church schools and academies both at a secondary and primary level for over 30 years. Ian is currently Vice Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education and is a member of Southwell & Nottingham Educational Trust.
Most of his working life was spent working in the higher education sector primarily as an IT Director but in his later career running companies on behalf of universities.
Outside of education he is currently a trustee of Papplewick & Linby Village Hall and has just joined the Independent Monitoring Board for Morton Hall Immigration Referral Centre. Formerly he was for 10 years Chair of Papplewick Parish Council. As a committed Christian Ian has held a number of roles for his local Church. After over 50 years of playing League cricket Ian is now appointed as a panel cricket umpire.