Ian was born in Patrick White’s former ancestral home in Rushcutters Bay and has deep roots in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, having trained at the National Art School and lived much of his life in the Woollahra municipality. Ian is passionate about sustainable development and achieving design excellence in the Double Bay village. Ian is a passionate community campaigner who knows how to achieve results. In 2013 on behalf of Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs he convinced Woollahra Council to lobby the NSW Government to cease coal seam gas mining within our drinking water catchment area; a total ban is now in place.