Iain has been working in both building and landscape conservation for 25 years. Volunteering on archaeological digs in his teens led to a degree in Heritage Conservation. After a few years working in landscape conservation, he progressed to a multi-disciplinary role in the Works Department at Winchester Cathedral before gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Building Conservation. Iain has worked at a World Heritage Site and a University in Scotland, and has been a Senior Building Surveyor for the National Trust. He has also worked for English Heritage, initially in the North West managing both building maintenance and conservation projects, and ultimately managing all conservation maintenance for the East and London territory – 14 counties covering a quarter of England.
Iain is a Chartered Construction Manager through the Chartered Institute of Building, and holds the Professionally Qualified Person Construction Skills Certification Scheme card. He is a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. He works on a part-time voluntary basis for the CIOB (on its Regional Hub Committee) and for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings as a SPAB Guardian, serving on the national Education & Training Committee. He has a particular passion for promoting traditional conservation skills.
Moving to Corbel gives Iain an opportunity to get back to the sharp end of conservation work and put his experience into action.