Ian is an optometrist and now works as an independent motivational speaker, coach and business consultant.  After qualifying in 1983 he worked in private practice, the hospital eye service and academia before moving into the contact business working first for Allergan and, for the past 26 years, for Johnson and Johnson.  He has extensive multi-national board level experience in the vision care industry working across multiple functions including professional education, marketing, sales force effectiveness and compliance.  He established THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE® as a major training facility in Europe and oversaw the development of Johnson & Johnson’s partnership program Sight for Kids® with the Lions Club International Foundation which has provided screening and treatment for over 24 million children in Asia over the past 10 years.  He has co-authored 2 text books on contact lens practice and published multiple papers in both peer reviewed and other publications.  He is also a trustee of the World Optometric Foundation and a Senior Court Assistant of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.