Ian, who lives in Edinburgh is AQUA CLEAR’s Energy & Water Consultant bringing with him over 17 years’ experience in the Water & Energy industry and 17 years of soaking up a vast amount of knowledge from fellow energy professionals and suppliers. Methodical and highly practical, Ian is passionate about what he does and never does things by halves.
Ian began his career as a civil servant within the IT division of the Dept of Health & Social Security where he operated and managed mainframe computers and associated equipment, managed staff and for the latter part, was in quality and security audit. Data, process and analytically driven, Ian carved out a career here, being promoted three times from from data processor to Executive Officer and Higher Executive Officer. He also helped to achieve ISO9001 standard then joined an internal audit team to ensure compliance.
On leaving the civil service Ian joined a local authority to assist with energy & water billing issues. Initially the job was supposed to last for 3 – 6 months but he ended up working there for 17 years! After going back to study as a mature student, Ian obtained an HND in Electrical Engineering and was promoted to Energy Officer.
Ian’s best trait is he never gives up and pays particular attention to detail. His analytical and methodical approach to his day to day activities and tasks comes as second nature – along with being very good with people and project management. With almost 40 years’ experience behind him in roles that required these skills and characteristics – and given these are also required with what we do on a daily basis at AQUA CLEAR, Ian is the perfect addition to our team.
WHAT MAKES YOU GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING?:
I look forward to a challenge, righting wrongs and saving clients’ money!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Determined, Methodical and Committed
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?:
Up until recently I was a member and organiser for the Tartan Army, arranging transport and accommodation (if required). I really enjoy watching sports, walking but most of all spending time with my family, especially my beautiful toddler granddaughter who is fun and full of energy – keeping us all on our toes!