Ian was appointed Executive Director of Equitas in January 2004. He is responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of Equitas’ strategic directions and overall management of the organization’s day-to-day operations. For five years prior to this appointment, Ian was Equitas’ Director of Programs and helped shape the organization’s programming. He joined the Equitas team in 1997 as a Director of the National Institutions Program, responsible for capacity building projects with national human rights commissions, particularly in Asia. Before starting with Equitas, Ian worked for the Coordinating Committee of Human Rights Organizations of Thailand for sixteen months in Bangkok, assisting their campaign for the establishment of a National Human Rights Commission. From 1992 to 1995, Ian worked in a variety of positions including Asia Program Officer at the International Centre for Human Rights and Program Officer for Democratic Development (Rights and Democracy) in Montreal. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in history. In 2016, Ian was appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.