Ian has served in Christian education since 2004, first as a teacher, then sports administrator, deputy principal and finally principal.  Since 2012 he has been responsible for implementing the Ambleside approach at The Vine School.  Under his leadership the school has rapidly grown, both in student numbers and in faithfulness to the Ambleside philosophy and ideals. He has attended several Principals' Retreats at the ASI head office in the USA and is one of a small group of South African educators participating in the Master Teacher Training Programme.  He has a pastor's heart and supports many pupils and their families through counselling and prayer.