Ian has been with Rolls-Royce plc since 2009 following an undergraduate degree and engineering doctorate at the University of Birmingham in the fields of engineering and materials science. Since joining Rolls-Royce plc he has worked in various roles in technology development, mechanical testing and validation, project management, and led the highly innovative blisk repair R&D project.
In his current role, Ian leads the global repair & services research portfolio and is responsible for defining the strategy for the development of innovative technologies to support Rolls-Royce products in service. This diverse portfolio includes both in-situ repair (utilising advanced robotics and miniaturisation of technologies, i.e. ‘key-hole surgery for jet engines’), as well as the next generation of component repair and inspection technologies for use in overhaul facilities.