Ian began his insurance career in 1986 as a broker and specialised in placing Specie risks for JH Minet and later Jardine. He joined Reliance National in 1995 as an underwriter to start up a Special Risks portfolio which included Specie risks. He went on to head up this unit together with all European Property lines as Property Manager. After a short spell with Munich Re, Ian joined Broadgate Syndicate in 2004 and became Property Special Risks Manager, again heading up the specialty lines department including Specie, Bloodstock and Household accounts. Ian joined AEGIS London in 2010 to head up the newly formed Specie team.