Ian is the Equality Mainstreaming Manager at Skills Development Scotland, focusing on inclusion for underrepresented groups within Work Based Learning (Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships).

He has worked in Welfare to Work for 14 years, delivering a range of disability employment contracts including New Deal for Disabled People, Work Choice and Work First. He worked in the public and private sectors prior to moving into the voluntary sector with Shaw Trust and then Capability Scotland.

Throughout his whole career, Ian has worked to improve services for disabled or disadvantaged people. Prior to his role as the Acting Chair of SUSE, Ian served on the board of two disability charities in Europe, both with a focus on employment for disabled people.