Ian is an independent researcher and consultant with a professional background in technology and management. During his career he has worked as a researcher, naval officer, civil servant and as a senior university manager. He has publications in the fields of innovation, education & training and business management, with his educational development work recognised by national and international awards. Ian also has civic interests in the fields of justice, appeals, audit and performance management and has contributed to local and central government as well as government agencies. He is currently a member of Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel and a lay member of Ceredigion Council’s audit committee.