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Ian joins the GMA with a wealth of managerial expertise with 12 years’ experience working alongside national and local key industry partners managing projects, budgets and timescales. He has provided technical assistance to clubs, grounds staff and pitch advisors, linking to development through funding streams and therefore has extensive knowledge of the grounds industry at all levels.
Formerly cricket development manager, north Yorkshire, for the Yorkshire Cricket Board (since October 2001), Ian has been promoting and developing cricket at all levels. He especially looks at club development and is responsible for adult participation and player retention policies. His role has also embraced league and area Cricket Council involvement, liaison and development and County grounds workforce development - including pitch upgrades.
Ian holds an EDI Level 3 Certificate in Project Management, GMA Level 1 Preparation & Renovation Modules, GMA Level 2 Understanding Science, GMA Level 3 Management Practices, a Diploma in Sports Psychology (Newcastle College), and is an ECB Level 2 coach education tutor and ECB coach education Level 3 coach. He is currently undertaking the QCF Level 2 Amenity & Sports Turf Management.