Ian Innes

Director, Capital Programs

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Ian was not ‘to the manor born’ but sometimes wished that he had been.

His grandfather, head gardener on the Duke of Richmond’s Scottish hunting estate and his father, an estate draftsman in the Factor’s Office, perhaps provided the early childhood exposure that prompted his later professional interest in old buildings  and historic gardens, eventually leading him to Sydney Living Museums’ where Ian is the Director Heritage, Assets and Museums.

Since he was a teenager Ian has been passionate about architecture and the built environment, and the potential for good design to transform peoples' lives. His career path has included rewarding excursions into landscape design, horticulture, botanical collections, and heritage conservation, but always rooted in that core passion.


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