Ian Gooch
Head of IT

Ian has been working in the weather industry for over 12 years, and has owned or programmed a number of websites displaying weather content including the very successful Ipswich Weather Centre, and its Facebook page which became the most popular weather Facebook page in the UK. He has gained qualifications in different areas of Environmental Sciences, including a COTC from WAMITAB (Waste Management Training Board). Other qualifications include a HND in Water and Environmental Management from Cardonald College, Glasgow and various programming qualifications, mainly in SCADA, PLC (RS Logic) and telemetry systems. Ian has used his knowledge in programming and the environment to display complex weather parameters in an easy-to-read and understand format for operational forecasters and customers around the UK and Europe.

Ian now manages IT at Weatherquest Ltd, where he oversees new projects and products while maintaining an operational system for the bench forecasters.

Away from programming, Ian enjoys listening to music and playing guitar, fishing, shooting, xbox gaming and attending air shows. Ian is hoping to gain his Pilot's Licence soon.

Ian can also be found on Twitter, tweeting mainly about aviation. Follow him at @morriemoo