Ian grew up in the marginal areas of the central wheatbelt in Western Australia on a large broad acre wheat and sheep property. Educated in Perth, Ian began working on sheep stations in the rangelands further north before returning to the family farm to settle down and raise a family.
Ian has 4 grown children and now lives and works together with his wife Jodi on their organically certified property near Meckering, 2 hours east of Perth. Ian has previously been involved in politics as a candidate for both state and federal parliament in 6 election campaigns for the WA Greens.
Ian has a keen interest in working to secure a strong future for organic operations in Australia.