I first met Ian whilst working as a Welfare Officer in the horse racing industry. Many of my clients, male and female racing staff, were facing the prospect of leaving the job they loved, and which they often felt defined them, due to injury. A combination of Ian’s personal and professional experience, his personality and humour contributed to an ability to empathise with and relate to the resulting fears. He just “got it” in a way which few people outside the racing industry do and which enabled him to encourage my clients to recognise their aspirations and ability and to move forward.
Lynne Clarke – Racing Welfare Officer