Ian has over 30 years’ experience working in the information technology industry. He was one of the founding partners of Insight Consulting, a company that was recognised as being the leading independent provider of specialist information assurance services in the UK. When the business was sold to Siemens Ian sat on the Board of Siemens Communications.Ian also established the CLAS Forum with CLAS as a partnership linking the Information Assurance knowledge of the UK Government with the expertise and resources of the private sector. The Forum, which promotes the interests of the CLAS community, provides a pool of more than 800 high quality consultants approved by the NCSC to provide Information Assurance advice to UK Government departments. The Forum was established. He was the Chairman of the Forum until April 2012.Ian is additionally part of the UK project team building the next land speed record car, Bloodhound SSC.