Ian left Downham Market sixth form and joined Aviva in Cambridge in 1987 working in their Personal Department. In 1993 he left to join insurance broker Roberts and Davis Ltd, specialising in the insurance needs of the haulage industry. In 2000 it was time for a change and Ian joined S-Tech Insurance as a Commercial Account Handler, becoming an Account Executive in 2005 specialising in providing commercial insurances and advice for a wide range of businesses.
Outside of work, Ian enjoys sport, mainly football, rugby and golf, goes running and cycling. His main interest is music, mainly rock and metal. He still tries to play guitar.