The former deputy editor of the Manchester Evening News is to become the new boss of Plymouth daily The Herald.
Brought up in Devon, Ian began his career as a reporter in Newcastle before moving to the MEN where he was news editor for more than five years.
Said Ian: “As someone who was raised in Devon I am looking forward to joining the Herald team in Plymouth.
“The Herald is a title that has a great reputation in the industry and I know I am joining a team of very talented journalists.”
Andrew Blair, managing director of South West Media Group, said: “Ian is a great addition to the team, his extensive experience will be invaluable and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”
Ian starts at The Herald on 21 May.