Ian joined Wessex Archaeology as a Trustee in 2011.  

Ian has worked around the world on mineral resources and coastal & marine infrastructure projects for 30 years. Until 2018 he managed UK offshore development rights for minerals and infrastructure at The Crown Estate. Prior to this Ian was Operations and Resources Director at Hanson Marine, responsible for a dredging company operating around UK and European waters. He is a chartered geologist with a PhD and an MBA.

Ian is currently Director of Sustainable Geoscience at the Sustainable Earth Institute at the University of Plymouth, a Non-Executive Director of Cefas and Chair of the UK Minerals Forum.