Ian has over 15 years’ experience in health IT. After graduating he joined NHS Connecting for Health developing HL7v3 messages for the Spine before expanding to work on the NHS Data Model and Dictionary as well as SNOMED. He left NHS Connecting for Health to join NHS England as the Data Projects Lead working on standards, data sets and on the care.data programme. Following this he moved to work within the architecture team as Lead Architect for NHS England across a range of architecture and standards domains.
In 2020 Ian became the Chief Architect for NHSX leading across a range of architecture domain areas including Enterprise, Identity, Cloud, Infrastructure and Data as well as supporting a range of programmes across NHSX such as Child Health and Maternity, Patient Facing Services, PODAC and medicines.
Ian has previously served as a co-chair for the data types group within HL7 UK as well a range of co-chair positions with HL7 International including data types, templates and patient care.