Ian is a longstanding supporter and campaigner for ShareAction. With a degree in physics from Aston University, he spent the early part of his career in semiconductor manufacture and microelectronics. He then spent 34 years working in environmental regulation, working initially for local authorities and then the Environment Agency.
He spent 7 years as a member nominated trustee of the Environment Agency pension fund, where he helped craft award winning environmental policies. He spent 4 years as a fund member rep on the oversight board of the Brunel Pension Partnership, one of the LGPS investment pools. He is an active trade unionist, having spent 24 years as treasurer of his local branch in addition to elected national roles.