Ian Knott

Ian Knott is a management consultant specialising in the extractive industry. Over the past 25 years he has acquired a broad set of skills that have enabled him to transform quarries into safer, more sustainable, and more profitable enterprises.

An expert in drilling and blasting, over the years he has held various positions at the EPC-Groupe, culminating in Head of Services, with a wide range of responsibility for operations, delivery and use of explosives at sites across the UK.

This challenging role involved next-day logistics of high-consequence goods to internal and external customers, and the efficient management of a large team operating drill rigs, bulk explosive trucks, and carrying out blasting operations.

Previously he worked for Hanson, running Criggion and Abergele quarries, and overseeing the operation at Trimm Rock. His hands-on experience of operating all types of mobile plant has given him a broad understanding of user issues.

During his freetime he enjoys running, cycling, and walking with his wife and friends. Their latest challenge is to complete the Welsh coastal path.