Ian is a long-term resident of Gippsland and has extensive networks in the public sector, community organisations, business, academia and sporting bodies.
He holds qualifications as a Master of Public Policy and Management and in Economics and Arts. He is a member of the Board of East Gippsland Water, and has been a Board member with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, Coal Corporation, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and Latrobe Regional Hospital.
Ian’s work experience has been in local government, regional development and tertiary education. He is currently a sessional member at Planning Panels Victoria.