Ian was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He attended St. Francis
Xavier University, completing his Bachelor of Business
Administration, Joint Advanced Major in Economics and
Business Administration in 1992.
Ian then went to the United Kingdom to complete his Master of
Business Administration from the University of Bradford.
Additional courses completed include: Capital Markets Funding Strategies,
Credit Lyonnais New York (1995), and Derivative Products, Risk
Management, Credit Lyonnais New York (1996).
His published work includes:
§ Export Finance - A Guide for Canadian Managers (1997)
Carswell - Thomson Professional Publishing
Contributing Editor for the teaching text written by
Dr. Don Ross for export managers, risk managers
and corporate treasurers.
§ International Trade Finance: FITT skills module 3 (1992)
Contracted to research and contribute to the writing of
this teaching text for the Forum for International Trade
Training (FITT), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
This text serves as the standard text for FITT Diplomas
Ian is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Physiotherapy
Association. He is finishing a three-year term that began in the spring of
2001. Ian is chair of the Finance Committee.
His extensive work experience includes: Assistant Vice-President, Corporate Banking, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
(Canada) where his responsibilities included relationship and credit management for industrial products, retail,
natural resource firms, utilities, and governments. Geographic coverage of Canadian corporate clients from Manitoba,
Ontario, Quebec and Maritime Provinces.
As Financial Analyst, Project Finance Group, Credit Lyonnais Canada, Ian was responsible for cash flow forecasting,
financial modeling and risk analysis for project finance transactions. He performed the funding of loans, forward gold
sales, foreign exchange hedging and other risk management activities tied to the project loans participated in by the
As Analyst, Corporate Banking Group, Credit Suisse First Boston (Canada), Ian was responsible for credit analysis, and risk assessment for corporate banking credits, including the review and maintenance of treasury lines to other financial
As Assistant to the Minister of International Trade, Canada, Ian was responsible for interviewing CEO's and Export
Managers of Canadian firms for the purpose of creating company profiles for the Department of International Trade.
Assisted in the preparation and drafting of NAFTA briefing notes for Members of Parliament.