Ian joined SUT in 1980 prior to undertaking a Churchill Fellowship in Underwater Engineering in the UK in 1982. Subsequently, Ian gained Project Engineering experience in Europe & Middle East, covering Subsea IMR, Construction & Hyperbaric Welding. Ian joined Woodside in 1990 and gained experience in production, Subsea development & construction. Ian was made a Fellow of SUT in 2014 and have been Secretary of SUT (Perth Branch) since 2012. His employment at Woodside ceased in April 2015, and he is currently undertaking pro bono work in the area of competency assessment for Subsea Engineering and Offshore Pipeline Engineering.