Ian worked as a mechanical engineer in the oil and mineral processing industry in the UK, Canada, Jordan, East Germany & Zambia and for 30 years ran his own boat building company, specialising in boats for disabled people.
Ian has been diving since 1994, and in 1997 co-founded the Malvern Archaeological Diving Unit. Under the MADU banner Ian has held licences from both EH and Cadw to work on various sites designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act. Ian has also worked abroad on archaeological projects in Israel, America and Croatia.
Ian’s involvement with NAS began in 1996; he is currently a Senior Tutor and their regional co-ordinator for Wales. In 2004 Ian was awarded the SAA “George Arnold Trophy” for contributions to maritime archaeology, and in 2011 was awarded a NAS Part IV Diploma.
Ian has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.A. in Maritime Archaeology.