After 20 years in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, Ian retrained as a teacher and spent seven years teaching in a large secondary school in Cheshire. Ian then joined CVQO to manage the highly successful CVQO Schools Partnership Project for the North of England.
Having served as the Area Manager for the West Area Ian was appointed Head of Operations in May 2017. This educational experience, in conjunction with 30 years at the Army Cadet Force, means that Ian is passionate about the development and achievement of young people.
Ian believes that helping young people to develop and learn life skills is as key to success in life as academic qualifications. Ian spends his time doing voluntary youth work, mountain biking and restoring classic motorbikes.