Ian grew up in Beecroft, Sydney, and studied Economics at Sydney University. After graduating, he worked as an accountant for Coopers & Lybrand in their offices in Sydney, Darwin and London (the latter with his wife Melinda).
Ian grew up going to the local Anglican Church at West Pennant Hills, where he completed a number of Sunday School Trowel exams, and got confirmed. Soon after that he stopped going to church, and spent 12 years in the ‘spiritual wilderness’. However God was still at work, and in 1986 brought to Ian the gospel of forgiveness through Jesus’ death on the cross (thank you CS Lewis – and ‘Mere Christianity’).
After some years in the accounting world, God opened the door for him to study at Moore College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity.
Ian then served as Assistant Minister in Shellharbour Parish. 2½ years later, he was appointed Rector of St Mark’s, Berowra, where he and Melinda and their family (4 children) stayed for some 22 years.
In 2021 Ian accepted the Bishop of Armidale’s offer to be his new Assistant (including being Archdeacon of the New England), and he and Melinda moved to Armidale in late September of that year.
Ian enjoys sport (watching and doing – though the AGE disease makes the latter sometimes more difficult), and supporting the awesome Bunnies! He and Melinda love bushwalks and exploring nature, especially if it is followed by a nice quiet café somewhere, and look forward to doing more of that in this wonderful part of the world.