Ian started racing as a young age group cyclist in 1973 and in sports governance at the Univeristy of Sydney in 1984.
From 1996 to 2006 he accumulated 10 world championship wins (plus 6 podium finishes and 3 wins at the Eco-Challenge), 25 world championship podium finishes and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the ESPN X-Games. Ian won age group world championship titles in UIPM biathle, triathle and Ninja from 2016 to 2019.
He is a three time Guinness world record holder for endurance kayaking (262 miles in 24 hours) and current Ninja age group world record holder.
He was a founding member of Team Nike, the world's most successful adventure racing team, featured on the Eco-Challenge and other television shows from 1995 through 2007.
During his ten years in the implantable medical device industry, Ian started Reflex Medical Products, Inc. and continued as COO for five year. In 1996 he started his own project management consulting business adding event and television production in 1999.
From 1996 through 2003 Ian was a principal and executive at Presidio Adventure Training Academy in San Francisco and Corporate Teams in Golden, Colorado. He has been a guest lecturer in the graduate schools of business at the University of Colorado, Boulder, UC Denver, Denver University and Arizona State University since 1998.
Ian worked at Newton Running Company from 2007 to 2014 as Director of Research & Product development, and later Director of Medical & Education. He provides legal forensic work for Robson Forensic in Adventure and Obstacle Sports.
Ian's production career started in 1988 at the Australian University Canoe Championships, then internationally in 1999, contracting to International Management Group as a course and technical director for complex multi-sport races. Since then he has produced and directed dozens of athletic events and television shows worldwide.
Ian has produced and directed numerous television shows and competitions including the Primal Quest, Mild Seven Outdoor Quest, World Adventure Rafting Championships, Ninja World Championships, OCR Asia-Pacific Championships, OCR European Championships, South East Asia "SEA Games", Ironman China, UIPM World Cups and World Championships, and 24-hour Triathlon World Championships.