After graduating from Newcastle University, Ian has had a career working in the professional services sector as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

He has worked both in audit and advisory roles across the North of England and London.  He has specialised in working with Government and Public Sector organisations, including PwC’s work in the education sector. 

Through this he has worked with many education institutions and cross sector bodies. 

He has also carried out a series of related roles including leading on the Skills and Inclusion agenda for the Professional and Business Services Council, and as a school governor.