Ian has extensive experience in the sugarcane farming sector as a previous cane farmer in the Plane Creek Mill, South Johnstone Mill, and Tully Sugar Mill areas where he has been passionately involved with the implementation of innovative farming technologies to support the sustainable farming model. He also worked on the Silkwood Drainage Board to develop a farm drain sediment trapping system to reduce off farm sediment loss.
Since 2013 Ian has been working in agricultural advisory roles in Timor Leste and Mongolia to assist with their National Agricultural Development Programs. He holds a Bachelor Degree Agribusiness Honors from the University of Sydney.
Ian has joined Reef Catchments Mackay to work with landholders to assist with the challenges towards sustainable farming.