Ian joined Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful as Chief Executive Officer in 2008 after 14 years with The Conservation Volunteers. He has strong environmental and research credentials including a PhD from The Queen's University of Belfast. At Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Ian has overseen rapid growth in Eco-Schools, with every school now participating. His focus on tackling issues through partnership has led to a successful civic pride campaign, Live Here Love Here, which was launched in 2014. He is currently focusing on research into the effects of interventions on behaviour and developing civic leadership in young people. He is involved in the running of Copeland Bird Observatory in a voluntary capacity. Ian says "All our work seeks to bring about changes in people's behaviour to create a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Northern Ireland."