Ian is the Lighting Manager for Cumberland Council (formerly with  Cumbria County Council) with over thirty years’ experience in the design, specification and management of street lighting installations. He is a member of the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and a Chair for their Durham Lighting Delivery Centre. Ian also contributes to the ILP Competency Working Group developing a framework for professionals designing and managing lighting systems. 

Ian started his career in 1988 with Cumbria County Council and was responsible for the design of new and replacement lighting installations across the county.

Capita Symonds Limited followed where he worked on a variety of national projects from major motorway upgrades, architectural lighting schemes to the smallest residential developments. After leaving Capita Symonds in 2011, Ian was lighting consultant with Stainton Lighting Design Services, working for local government and private clients, including being part of the team delivering lighting installations on World Heritage Sites. Since returning to Cumbria County Council in 2013, he has been responsible for reviewing lighting policy and procedures, including lighting requirements for new developments and has overseen the programme to convert the Council’s obsolete street lighting stock to LED. 

In his spare time Ian likes to take advantage of the natural beauty of Cumbria and can be often seen on the fells of the Lake District or walking the coastal path.