Ian joined the Group as finance manager of Bland Ltd in Gibraltar in 2003. In 2007 Ian was appointed Finance Director of Bland Ltd, and in 2010 was appointed to the Group Board. In 2011 Bland Ltd grew significantly as the company diversified from its traditional businesses by the purchase of three local security companies to form the OSG brand within Bland Ltd.
In 2016, Ian stepped aside from the day to day management of the finance aspects of Bland Ltd to concentrate on his Group role. Subsequently Ian has assumed the role of Company Secretary for all the UK and Gibraltar businesses as well as being the liaison for the Group investments in the USA.
Prior to moving to Gibraltar Ian had a career in the Royal Ordnance organisation in its various forms from being UK Ministry of Defence civil service, through to ownership of British Aerospace that was ultimately to become BAE Systems. Joining Royal Ordnance straight from school, having applied for a position as HR clerk, Ian was recruited and placed into the finance department and liked it so much he remained for the next 27 years. Following closure of the factory in Scotland, Ian decided to emigrate to sunnier climes and found himself busier than ever when joining the Bland Group.