Ian Robb joined the GICHD in May 2018. As Technical Advisor, Urban Clearance of Improvised Explosive Devices he is involved primarily in the development of standards and production of publications on IED related themes and his role also includes the provision of training courses in support of national authorities, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders in the mine action sector.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Ian had been working in Iraq planning and implementing IED search operations in Mosul and the surrounding area. He has worked internationally as an IED search and C-IED instructor, providing relevant training to commercial companies, NGOs and military units in countries affected by various explosive hazards.
Ian served in the British Army as a high assurance search advisor and advanced EOD operator.