Ian was CEO of the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) in Taunton from 2011 – 2015, having been UK National Hydrographer as a Rear Admiral from 2006. He was appointed CBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours List. His 35 years in the Royal Navy included over 20 years seagoing in 11 warships and the Royal Yacht HMY BRITANNIA. His senior roles included Joint Command as Commander British Forces South Atlantic and he commanded the ice-breaker HMS ENDURANCE and destroyer HMS NOTTINGHAM and was executive officer of the aircraft carrier, HMS INVINCIBLE. After the UKHO, he was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Port of London Authority from 2015-2021 and continues to be a member of the Operational & Safety Advice Group for the British Antarctic Survey. He has 3 other voluntary roles besides being a Governor of Taunton School: as a Deputy Lieutenant for Somerset (since 2015) and as a Trustee of the Falklands Conservation charity (since 2010). He is an Elder Brother, Member of The Court and The Corporate Board of Trinity House London, a Master Mariner and member of the Naval & Military and Antarctic clubs. He is married with 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. Ian was appointed to the governing body in 2016.
Ian is the Governor responsible for Health and Safety