Enjoying a career in engineering and management that brought him to work in Malaysia, Ian visited Phuket in 1990 at the suggestion of a friend, where he met and subsequently married the owner of Patong Language School. He quit his job, moved to Thailand, and has been here ever since.

Ian still lives in Phuket with his wife Bee and their dog, Kimchi. Bee manages their language school in Patong Beach while Ian works on new books and other projects at home.

Ian loves anything with an engine; two wheels, four wheels or even wings. He has a private pilot’s licence and flies at every opportunity. Keep your eyes to the sky if you’re in Phuket – that may be Ian overhead!