Ian was a state public servant for 18 years before entering local government, working in regional development and housing. He developed policy positions for the Local Government Act 1995 and helped with their implementation.
As an LG Professionals WA board member, he has chaired the Legislative and Policy Review Committee, preparing advocacy and position papers on legislative reform.
Ian is a champion for continuous improvement, sharing and promoting excellence and sustainable improvement between local governments. He's always seeking more effective ways for local governments to serve the best interests of the community. He is widely recognised throughout the local government sector as a key expert and point person for legislative review.
Most importantly, say his colleagues, he is caring and supportive, He is generous with his time and has mentored many local government careers, encouraging and reinforcing high levels of performance and generating a sense of excitement and enthusiasm to succeed.