Ian began his career with Phoenix Assurance (now part of RSA) in Pall Mall in 1975. After 10 years he joined ITT London & Edinburgh (now Aviva) as Property Underwriting manager for the Southeast. Whilst at ITT L & E, Ian was influential in setting up a special product for property owners. Having spent eight years at ITT, Ian joined their old boss, Peter Cullum after the MBO of Economic in 1994.
Economic was sold to Hiscox in 1996, and in 1999 Ian and his team re-joined Peter at Towergate where he become MD of Towergate Underwriting Commercial Property. The business changed to European Property Underwriting in 2013, under new independent ownership.