Ian joined FNF in 2012 following his retirement. His interest in issues relating to fathers started when he became a parenting adviser for Tower Hamlets Education Authority in 2001. Ian ran parenting courses , and was concerned that fathers were usually overlooked.

Ian currently edits the Branch Newsletter which is circulated to all volunteers and is Chair and founder member of the East London Branch. He assists members with practical support and form filling advice. He also provides emotional support to service users facing the intensely emotional, and what can become brutal, separation process.

Ian’s career was primarily in education, mostly in secondary schools and Pupil Referral Units where he became a Deputy Head. In the final years prior to retirement he worked as an Education Adviser.

As a trustee Ian is keen to develop cooperation between London branches and fill the geographic gaps with additional groups. He would also like to develop a Separated Parents Course which would help dads and mums with the myriad complex problems associated with separation and divorce.