Born: Park Royal, Middlesex, 1956.
Early Years: Ian grew up in Ealing and Harrow.
Working Life: Sales representative for various companies (1974 - 1987) selling sports goods, textiles, French wine, advertising and food.
Taxi Career: Ian undertook the Knowledge in 1988/89 and received his Green Badge in September 1989.
Charity Work: Ian is a Freeman of the City of London and a Member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers. He has been involved with the Children’s Magical Taxi Tour to Disneyland Paris since its inception in 1994, and is one of only five drivers to have completed all twenty-five trips to date. In 2014, he became a volunteer driver for the Taxi Charity, escorting veterans to the Netherlands and Worthing; and joined the Taxi Charity committee in January 2015. He became Vice Chairman of the charity in January 2016 and Chairman in May 2019.
A lifelong admirer of Muhammad Ali, Ian has written several articles for Boxing News magazine and its associated publications, including a Special Tribute Bookazine, which was published in June 2016 following Ali's death.