Ian is the Head of Community Services at Oxford City Council, where he has been in post since 2008. Ian’s remit includes Culture, Tourism, Sport, Leisure, Parks, Communities and Community Facilities.
Prior to Oxford, Ian worked for two unitary councils, for private leisure operators and he has also worked in the third sector; this practical experience is supported by academic study.
Ian is also the chair of the Cultural & Leisure Officers Association (CLOA), which is the professional association for strategic leaders managing public sector Culture, Tourism, Arts, Heritage, Libraries, Parks, Sport and Leisure Services. CLOA is a national association covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Ian is the officer lead on the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board. Ian is also a director of Experience Oxfordshire.
Outside of work Ian is a keen cyclist and enjoys spending time with his family.