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About Ian

Ian’s work as Researcher and Policy Associate at the GO Lab is primarily focused on how government can support responsible business practices. With a decade of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, complemented with accomplished political research skills, Ian is engaged in policy research and convening communication between high-profile stakeholders. Prior to joining the GO Lab he worked in a variety of roles at international engineering companies; including Business Development Manager, Commercial Manager, and in a technical leadership role as Director: UK & Eastern Hemisphere.

Ian’s past work has involved dealing directly with energy supermajors in different countries and he has participated in Joint Industry Projects with regulatory and standards bodies. He holds a First Class MA in History and a Distinction MSc in International Relations, both from the University of Glasgow. Ian was awarded the 2008 Cameron Prize in History and has academic, industry, and online publications.

I. Taylor, Responsible business: a challenging opportunity (2021) Government Outcomes Lab