Ian Ferguson IRRV (Hons)

Ian is currently President of the Institute and is currently employed by Durham County Housing Group as their Income Recovery Manager.  Prior to this he worked for JBW as a Business Development Manager, following his retirement from the position of Revenues and Benefits Manager with Durham County Council in March 2016.  Ian has been Divisional Head of Revenues and Benefits at Derwentside District Council since January 2003. 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 national council in 2008, have been already co-opted as a member of the Local Taxation Facullty 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 has served as Chairman to the Institute's Commercial Services Committee.

He is currently both secretary and education liaison officer for the northern counties association. He has tutored in a number of subjects, including  Revenues Administration, Council Tax Law. Non Domestic Rating Law and Benefits Administration.  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 the DWP magazine, HB Direct.