Ioan retired as Principal of Warwickshire College in September 2010. He has led 3 successful colleges and was the inaugural Chair of the  157 Group of colleges.

He has led 3 successful mergers and overseen a Capital Programme worth £60 million at Warwickshire College.

Whilst at Warwickshire Ofsted twice rated the large multisite college as ‘Outstanding’. In 2010 Ofsted declared the work based learning there to be ‘Outstanding’.

Ioan has been an AOC Board Member, a member of the QCA and QIA Boards, and was a member of the Welsh Assembly Government’s Review of FE College Governance.

Since 2010 Ioan has run a successful consultancy business supporting colleges and has led recovery in a number of colleges as Interim Principal.

He has worked extensively in the USA, Japan, South Africa and New Zealand.

In 2018 he became Deputy Commissioner for Colleges.

In 2007 he was appointed CBE for services to FE.