Ian joined the Board at the beginning of the 2013 season.
He has been involved in football in one way or another since he was a young boy. In his early days, he lived in the western district and started playing football at the age of 11 in the Under 18's for the Scott's Creek Football Club (now defunct). He and his family moved to Geelong in 1966 where he joined the Barwon Football Club (now known as South Barwon). At 17, he was recruited to the Geelong Under 19's and was eventually promoted to the Reserves where he played about 20 games, in between bouts of hamstring injuries and broken jaws.
In 1975, Ian and his wife Micki moved to Werribee to live. He played a few games with the Werribee seniors in the 1976 season before returning to his old club, South Barwon. After finishing his playing career, he got involved in coaching and managing under-age teams that his sons, Matthew and Aaron, played for at Wyndhamvale and Werribee Juniors.
Throughout Ian's professional career, which spans 40 years, he has worked in the IT industry. He is currently working as an IT consultant at Brimbank City Council.
Ian has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Werribee for the past 25 years and was President in 1993. It has been a rewarding association because the club is continually raising funds to provide financial support for many local causes and volunteer organisations.
Having lived in Werribee for many years and having followed the Werribee team's fortunes and misfortunes from a distance, Ian felt that it was time to actively contribute to the successful operation of the club. In particular, he wants to help set and support achievable strategic goals that benefit the club and the community as a whole. There are, and will continue to be, many challenges facing the football club and he is very keen to assist in working with his fellow Board members, club management, staff, players and supporters to resolve those challenges.