Ian has worked in the automotive product development sector for over thirty years. He has held a number of engineering leadership and business development roles at the senior management and board levels. In his early career Ian was part of Design teams working across the globe with major OEM’s. His projects have included GM passenger vehicles for North America, Ford Icon for India, Ford Connect and Transit projects as well as number of specialist lightweight bespoke vehicles for European and Asia-Pacific markets. Managing his own Engineering Services Company for ten years from the mid 2000’ Ian then joined Emerald as Chief Program Engineer and is now supporting the development of Emerald's Hybrid Lightweight Light Commercial Vehicles.