Ian, is a chartered geologist, with a B.Sc., Ph.D. and MBA, and over 20 years' experience with a wide range of marine and coastal developments around the UK and abroad. He is presently Head of Minerals and Infrastructure for The Crown Estate, responsible for the minerals, dredging, cables and pipelines portfolio, and leading on major infrastructure developments, such as barrages. Before joining The Crown Estate in 2009, he was Operations and Resources Director at Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd, during which time he worked with Wessex Archaeology’ Coastal and Marine team.