Ian is a surgeon at Waikato Hospital who has specialised in the treatment of breast cancer since 1989.
He has been involved with more than 30 international clinical trials, leading several of these for Australia and NZ. He has co-supervised Sanjeewa Seneviratne for his PhD Thesis on breast cancer outcomes for Waikato women based on the Waikato Breast Cancer Register.
Co-investigator on numerous studies from the Breast Surgeons of Australia and NZ (Breast SurgANZ) Quality Audit. He has actively contributed to the Australia and NZ Breast Cancer Trials Group through trial work and on their Scientific Advisory Committee since 1992.
Ian has been elected NZ Director on the ANZBCTG Board from 2001-2014. He was Chair of the NZ Management of Early Breast Cancer Guidelines Group from 2007 to 2009, overseeing the development and publication of these guidelines.
Currently Chairing the NZ Breast Cancer Working Group charged with developing NZ standards of care for breast cancer. He has been the NZ representative on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section from 2002-2011 and a founding member of the Executive of Breast SurgANZ and their audit subcommittee.