Ian began his career in the City in investment banking, and following this, moved into the education sector to teach. His roles have included housemaster, senior tutor, deputy head, and Headmaster at various schools including Millfield, Wellingborough and Llandovery College.
Following his role as Head of Llandovery, he became CEO of Gabbitas Education, worldwide educational consultants. Since 2017, he has been executive Chair of Haileybury schools in Kazakhstan and continues to consult on various overseas projects for UK independent schools. He is also a contributor to numerous publications such as The Times, The Daily Telegraph, schools’ magazines, and the Huffington Post where he offers his views and expertise on education.