Ian has worked in the automotive product development sector for over 30 years. He has held several 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 OEMs. His projects have included GM passenger vehicles for North America, Ford Ikon for India, Ford Connect and Transit projects, as well as several specialist lightweight bespoke vehicles for European and Asia-Pacific markets. Managing his own Engineering Services Company for ten years from the mid-2000s, Ian then joined Emerald as Chief Programme Engineer and is now supporting the development of Emerald's Hybrid Lightweight Light Commercial Vehicles.