Ian has been a practitioner of building services engineering since completing his avionics apprenticeship 1n 1972 (50 years) going on to executive engineering management roles with institutional property owners and managing agents.
Since 1994 (28 years), Ian has represented the industry on the technical committee of Standards Australia regarding development and revision of a number of standards.
In 1998 (24 years), he started his engineering consultancy specialising in building services and compliance and this has evolved into a prime focus on fire safety assessment audits.
Since 2013 (9 years), Ian has co-presented, examined and marked over 80 presentations throughout Australia hosted by the Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association for the installation and certification of fire dampers and smoke dampers. This is currently the only examinable course for designers, installers and certifiers for these systems.
Ian is a previous State President and National Vice President of the Institute of Plant Engineers of Australasia and previously on the NSW executive committee of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, is a founding member of the Australian Institute of Emergency Services, Member of Engineers Australia Society of Fire Safety, Current NSW Chair of Engineers Australia’s Society of Building Services Engineers.
He is a recipient of the National Medal of Australia with 2-bars for his service with the NSW State Emergency Services