Ian started his career in the leisure industry in the early 1990s, progressing to running facilities such as public pools; hotel leisure clubs; 50-metre swimming pools; water parks; and finally, a National Stadium.

After leaving facility management in 2009, he became a registered Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner working in sport and leisure.

He gained valuable insight into all aspects of the industry, and extensive knowledge and expertise across the sector. He has a particular interest in swimming pools; plant rooms; and the lifeguarding and supervision of swimming pools and open water.

In more recent years he has been involved in several publications in the UK: and course development for several awarding bodies in the UK and Commonwealth. He was instrumental in the creation of the IQL UK National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ).

He is also co-author and editor of several pool plant manuals and publications. Now, working on plant room specifications for several large operators for new builds; refurbishment work; and problems solving for pools, his work has taken him all over the world, including pools in Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East.As a registered RLSS UK National Trainer Assessor (NTA) he is passionate about the safe supervision of swimming pools; open water; and drowning prevention.