Ian is a partner in Eclipse Research Consultants – an independent consultancy formed in 1984 and specializing in the procurement, management and operation of the built environment. He now spends significant slices of his working life undertaking independent third party evaluations and facilitating stakeholder engagement exercises of one kind or another. He joined SDF as an associate and board member in October 06, having been involved in the Foundation since its inception. Ian is also a visiting professor in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford and an associate of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd. Ian has kept a watching brief on the unfolding of sustainable development, particularly as it has impacted on the construction industry, since 1987. He has extensive experience of research design and management, dissemination, exploitation and impact assessment, for the EU, major UK government agencies, public sector bodies, voluntary organisations and other funding sources.