Ian is a management professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and helps lead Waterloo’s Professional Practice Centre in Health Systems — an innovative industry–university partnership that delivers practical, leading-edge solutions to health care organizations. Ian is passionate about equipping physicians, nurses and managers with the finance and management skills they need to thrive as leaders in Canada’s health system.
Ian began his academic career in Waterloo’s School of Accountancy, with an interest in the design and audit of health care information systems. After spending a number of years at a leading business school training future certified public accountants, he returned to Waterloo in 2004 as the JW Graham Research Chair in Health Information Systems.
Ian has lived and worked internationally, held senior administrative positions and served in public governance roles. His work on costing and funding in Canada’s health system has contributed to several commissions and government inquiries.