Ian Wharton



Roburn Cottage
2 High Street
Penny Bridge
LA11 7RN

Telephone Number: 07778430926

E-Mail Address: IanWharton@lakedistrict.gov.uk

Appointed by: South Lakeland District Council

Until: May 2023

First Appointed to the Authority: May 2019

Current Committee Membership: Park Strategy and Vision Committee, Governance Committee, Rights of Way Committee, Resources Committee

Background, particular interests and hobbies:

Ian was born and bred in Barrow in Furness, attending the Grammar School from 1970-77, and Newcastle University gaining a BSc in Geophysics in 1981.  

Ian's career started as a Drilling Engineer, spending several years living abroad in Africa and the Far East.  In 1987 Ian undertook an MBA in International Business Strategy at Bradford University.  And since then has worked as a Business Consultant and Strategist, transforming the culture and structure of organisations throughout many sectors.  

Ian returned to the Crake Valley to live in 1992.  His wife works at Brantwood and son has been educated locally at Penny Bridge, Ulverston Victoria High School and at Barrow 6th form.

Ian has a deep love for the area's scenery and culture, and is a keen cyclist (both mountain and road) and fell walker.

Register of Member's Interests as of 25 June 2019 (pdf)