Ian is the Director of Public Health for the city. As part of his role with Leeds City Council he provides public health leadership and advice to NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on health improvement, health protection and healthcare public health. Ian has been Director of Public Health for Leeds since 2006 and is a member of the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board and Chair of the Leeds Health Protection Board.
Ian qualified from Liverpool University and became Consultant in Public Health in Leeds in 1992 with a focus on mental health, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. In 2002 Ian became Director of Public Health for North West Primary Care Trust.
Ian has significant experience of working within public health nationally, and internationally and in 2008 was made visiting Professor at the Institute of Public Health, Lahore, Pakistan for his work on tobacco control.