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.