Ian has worked on many consulting projects around the world including specifications and maintenance documentation. More recently Ian has assessed new plant and equipment for renewable installations. Ian began his career as a colliery electrician before passing his electrical degree in Huddersfield. He then worked as a HV Switchgear Research and Development Engineer at Merlin Gerin in Leeds before moving to the Asset Management section of Yorkshire Electricity. In 2000 Ian became the Plant and Assessment Manager at the Electricity Association in London where he developed the NEDeRS plant failure database and also led the switchgear assessment panel, including the production of ENA TS 41-36 (HV Switchgear Specification). Ian left the trade association (Energy Networks Association) in 2005 where he became the consulting team manager at EA Technology. Ian is a Principal Consultant and sits on several electrical infrastructure BS and IEC committees. His keen passion is electrical safety and internal arc testing of switchgear.
Ian is a Fellow / Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, holding a B Eng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.