Ian was elected as the Member of Parliament for Rangitikei in the 2011 election.
Ian’s entry into Parliament in 2011 followed a nine year career in local politics as Mayor of the Manawatu District, as well as careers in agriculture and business.
His experience includes directorships of a number of companies and organizations including FMG, as Chair FMG Finance, the Royal Agricultural Society and currently the Chair of Special Olympics New Zealand.
More recently during his Parliamentary Career Ian has been Chair of the Primary Production Select Committee and served on the Law and Order and Regulations review committees
Ian has three adult children – Diana, Cameron and Angus – and seven grandchildren. He is married to Sue, and together they live by the family farming business on the edge of the Rangitikei River.
Ian has particular interests in sustainable agriculture, including the protection of our soil and water for future generations, horses and the equine industry, the growth and sustainability of our rural communities and the welfare of those living there.
As MP for Rangitikei, Ian will continue to represent and serve the people of the Rangitikei's many communities in Wellington