Principal Consultant Policy, Legal and Regulatory
Ian is the Principal Consultant – Legal and Regulatory at the Global CCS Institute, and is based in Melbourne. Ian leads the Institute’s work on all legal and regulatory matters, including the delivery of technical reports and analysis focusing on carbon capture and storage within future energy technologies and climate change scenarios.
Ian has over 10 years’ experience of working on CCS legal and regulatory matters and has acted as an expert reviewer or an adviser to several organisations, including the International Energy Agency and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. Ian has published in peer-reviewed journals, produced technical and non-technical reports on CCS law and regulation and presented his work in a number of international fora.
Ian was an Honorary Visiting Senior Research Fellow at University College London’s Faculty of Laws between 2011 and 2017, and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Melbourne University’s Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL). His main research interests lie in environmental and energy law, with a particular emphasis on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the law and policy of climate change. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002.