After studying Arts and Law at the University of Melbourne, Ian was selected into the Department of External Affairs’ 1968 diplomatic cadet intake.
Since then Ian has had overseas postings in Wellington, Phnom Penh, Dhaka, Belgrade, Apia and New Delhi. From 1987 until 1990, Ian was Australian High Commissioner in the West Indies, based in Kingston, Jamaica, and was accredited as High Commissioner to the other 11 Commonwealth Caribbean countries. Since retiring from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ian has been employed part time in DFAT as part of a consultant team of Access Examiners, reviewing the Department’s classified material with a view to public release under the 1983 Archives Act.
As well as a busy life in the Diplomatic service Ian has maintained his love of cricket, playing all over the world and most recently he was selected to represent Australia in the first over 70s to tour England.