Ian, who comes originally from Morriston, Swansea, was part of the team that launched S4C in 1982. He left the channel to work in ITV’s network entertainment department and as an independent producer, before re-joining S4C as the Director of Business, S4C International and Co-productions. He has been a Director for Scottish Television Enterprises, ITEL and Granada International and Chairman of the British Television Distribution Industry Association. Between 2004 and 2007 he was the President of National Geographic Television International, before becoming the Managing Director of Target Entertainment Group. He was appointed Managing Director, Content Distribution and Commercial Development, A & E Television Networks in 2010 before being appointed Chief Executive of S4C.