After graduating from Plymouth University with a degree in Food Technology, Ian worked for Gerber Foods for 12 years. He then worked for Dairy Crest for two years before joining Branston in 2005 as General Manager of the South West site. In 2016 he joined the Executive Board as Operations Director, with responsibility for overseeing the running of all three of Branston’s Fresh potato packing factories. A particular focus is ensuring best practice is shared across the business in the key areas of Health & Safety, quality, customer service, people development and productivity. Ian also looks after Capital Expenditure plans and projects, ensuring that reinvestment remains a high priority at all sites.