Ian Taylor began his publishing career in 1987 with Bofoers Publishing in London, leaving in 1990 to become editor at VNU Publications. From 1992-1994, he worked as an Information Officer at the UK Government’s Overseas Development Administration.
In 1994, Ian joined Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes as Features Editor of BunkerNews, then the world’s leading marine fuels magazine, at MRC Business Information Group in Oxford. Ian left in 1998 to work as a consultant at international PR company Countrywide Porter-Novelli in Banbury, before returning to BunkerNews.
By 1999, BunkerNews and MRC had been acquired by the Informa Group plc. Ian became Publishing Manager, specifically of BunkerNews, Lloyd’s List Energy Dayand a range of sister publications. In May 2003, Ian left Informa to join Petrospot Limited to become Director of Publishing and Editor of both leading magazine and website titles, Cargo Security International and Bunkerspot.
In June 2006, in Nashville, Tennessee, Ian was awarded the coveted International Cargo Security Council International Media Leadership Award.
Ian has a degree in English and Latin from the University of Edinburgh.