Ian was born in Park Royal in 1956 and grew up in Ealing and Harrow. He received his Green Badge in September 1989.
He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers.
In 2014, Ian became a volunteer driver for the Taxi Charity, joined the Taxi Charity committee in January 2015, was vice chairman between 2016 and 2019, and chairman between 2019 and 2022.
A lifelong admirer of Muhammad Ali, Ian got to know the boxer during Ali’s many visits to London in the 80s and early 90s.