Following 3 years working for Rolls-Royce’s Industrial & Marine Division, during which he worked closely with the Royal Navy on warship propulsion systems, including HMS Invincible, Ian embarked on a career change which has seen him spend the past 35 years in a variety of senior management roles in the charity sector. These have included roles with CPRE, Community First in Herefordshire & Worcestershire, the British Red Cross and MIND , before he joined Ruskin Mill Trust in 2008

Within Ruskin Mill Trust, Ian has held a number of posts and is currently Director of Development, responsible for the Trust’s substantial Capital Programme, overseeing new initiatives & diversification and implementing the consolidation of the Ruskin Mill group of organisations.