Ian is a CPA and the Principal of Byanda Services, a firm providing accounting services to local government bodies throughout Queensland. Ian’s work has taken him from Haddon’s Corner to Thursday Island and many places in between in western Queensland.
Ian has owned and loved Orientals since marrying Bernadette Roberts in January 1985 and they have bred together under the "Byanda" prefix from 1990. Ian and Bernadette have also been enchanted by, and bred, Turkish Vans since 1990, when GDGC Vanstar Willow Wisp of Vanwillow entered their lives and introduced them to the unique characteristics and playfulness of this breed.
Ian is an experienced Judge in Groups One and Two. He has been a member of numerous cat–related committees for Clubs, State and National bodies. He is the co–breeder and co–owner of many Cats of the Year, in both the Oriental and Turkish Van breeds.
He is committed to cat welfare and care of all pets, especially companion cats. He was adopted by an approximately four year old cream and white mackerel tabby "gentleman", JB, who arrived at "Byanda/Vanwillow" in 2002 and decided to take up residence. JB provided 16 years of enjoyment to his adoptive parents. Ian thoroughly enjoys judging Group 4 exhibits whenever he has the opportunity.