Ian has worked across the creative and cultural sectors in both a commercial and publicly funded capacity for the last 20 years.  From managing The Custard Factory in Birmingham, one of the largest Creative Industry Hubs in the UK, to programming and curating at The Public to heading up the Visual Arts at Arts Council West Midlands where he developed the artist run gallery Eastside Projects.

Recent roles include producing work with Circumstance, Laura Kriefman and the Mcguire’s and notably been involved in co-curating touring exhibition with Watershed and the British Council’s Creative Economy team Blurring the Lines.  He has also worked with artist Tine Bech on the REACT - Play project and with Bristol Old Vic on Hack The Choir.  

Ian is currently working with Laura Kriefman on Mass Crane Dance London as strategic producer and as Creative Director of i-DAT in Plymouth and with Bristol Festivals on their digital, ticketing and data strategies.