Ian has dealt with a large and varied group of people both inside and outside the BBC.
Here is what a few of them have to say about him:
“I’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside Ian for many years, both at outside broadcasts at sporting venues around the country, or across the desk discussing sport and broadcast issues. In both situations his professionalism and enthusiasm for his job and for sport shone through.”
Adam Blackmore, Sports Editor
BBC Radio Solent
“Ian has a phenomenal knowledge of sport and is passionate about the achievements of local athletes, including both horses and jockeys. In my role as MD at the Racecourse, it was a real pleasure to frequently speak with Ian and to see him at events across the county.”
Edward Gillespie, former Managing Director
“I have always enjoyed being interviewed by Ian. He can be challenging and, if he is chasing a story, very determined. Furthermore, he is very knowledgeable; he is always very well researched and, clearly, he has a passion for sport.”
Tom Richardson, Chief Executive
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
“At the GB Rowing Team we have enjoyed working with Ian. He has always been interested in our stories, even before the home Olympics juggernaut hit British sport, and has a great rapport with the rowers that he has interviewed and followed regularly”.
Caroline Searle, GB Rowing Team Press Officer