Ian was born Gundagai NSW, where he was schooled at Adelong central through to Intermediate Certificate (then year 10) on completion in 1963.
He then joined R H BLAKE & Co Stock & Station Agents, Wagga, under Dick Blake SNR.
Working through grades & studied accountancy until Aug 1999 when on death of Mr Dick Blake JNR purchased the business of RH Blake & Co.
He has since carried on the business until present time completing 55 years of service to the livestock industry.
Ian has played an integral part in the Stock & Station Agents Co-Op as a Director for the past 15 years.