Ian has been a freelance clerk and consultant in college governance since 1997 following eight years as a senior manager and clerk in a large FE college. He has served as clerk in 18 colleges at various times and provided consultancy and training for governors in over 50 other institutions. has also specialised in assisting colleges in recovery, establishing new colleges and in college mergers. For three years, Ian was co-leader of the clerks’ qualification, the ICSA Certificate in FE Governance. He has also participated in several research projects on governance issues and is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at Southampton University. He has contributed several articles on governance which have been published in the Times Educational Supplement (TES).
In his spare time Ian enjoys golf and driving (very) fast cars