Ian started his career with British Airways in 1974 and then went on to join Virgin Atlantic as one of the first Managers in Engineering. He progressed to GM level, building his team to over 300 staff. In 2000 Ian joined an aircraft leasing company as Senior VP where he was heavily involved in projects throughout the world; this included a year commuting to Alabama, USA. In 2004 Ian moved to Barcelona and became a founder director of Vueling Airlines, now the second largest low-cost airline in Europe. With the sale to IAG he returned to the UK to take up the position of Managing Director at Line Up. In May 2011 Ian completed the acquisition of Line Up Ltd (trading as Line Up Aviation) and became Chief Executive. Ian’s leisure time is spent racing motorbikes, car track days and now gliding, basically, anything that gets the adrenaline going.