Ian is the Chief Executive of the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust (GFM). The GFM was the first local Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Prior to its formation in 2017, he was the Headteacher of Bay House School during which time all five Ofsted inspections judged the leadership to be outstanding. Ian took on the Headship in 2002 having previously been a Deputy Headteacher at another large school in Milton Keynes. He started his career as a teacher in 1987 in Bedfordshire, following his training in London.
Ian’s research interests include System Leadership. He co-coordinates the International School Leadership Development Network, researching Social Justice Leadership in schools internationally. He is the outgoing Chair (2023) of the BELMAS Council, and Past-Chair until January 2024. He is a member of the BERA Conference Committee and ASCL Local Representative for Hampshire. He is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Senior Associate of the AoEA and a Thomas International Personality Profile Analysis Practitioner.