Ian spent much of his career at NFER-NELSON, the pioneer of clinical, educational and business psychological testing in the UK, and was Managing Director of business consultancy and publisher ASE.
He has worked as a journalist and ghost-wrote ‘The Ecological Manager’, a study of business cycles using new sciences with Dr Peter Robertson. He also founded and still serves as secretary for the European Test Publishers Group, which now comprises 26 publishers from around Europe.
Ian set up Only Connect in 2002, and has been featured at a number of international psychological conferences, as well as being used as an expert on psychology, creativity and leadership by Radio Five and Capital Radio. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. Ian has also published a number of books, including his most recent novel A Glass Rope.