From Ian Ferguson, IRRV President 2016-17 :
Ian was, until recently, Head of Revenues and Benefits at Durham County Council. He was Divisional Head of Revenues and Benefits at Derwentside District Council before the creation of Durham County Council.
Prior to this he held a number of roles at Nuneaton and Bedworth Council and previously held various roles with four other councils. Ian was elected onto the IRRV Council in 2008 already being a co-opted member of the Local Taxation Faculty Board. Ian has been an active member of the Institute speaking at various association meetings and conferences including the annual national conference.
He is a past president of the West Midlands Association. He is currently both secretary and education liaison officer for the northern counties association. He has tutored in the subjects of Revenues Administration, Council Tax Law. Non Domestic Rating Law and Benefits Administration at certificate, previously technician level and Revenues Administration at Level 2.
He has taught at both Dudley and Catterick courses as well as the pre exam revision course at Caerleon and Keele university. He has also written articles for the Insight magazine and HB Direct.
He became IRRV President in October 2016.