Ian Twinley joined Ford Motor Company in 1979 as an Engineering Trainee. He held a number of appointments in Ford Britain, Ford Europe and Ford U.S.A. Ian also attended a Ford sponsored Management MBA Program.
In 2002 he joined John Grose Group as Chairman. John Grose is a multi-franchise Dealer Group established in 1888 with a turnover of £175 million, employing 400 staff.
Ian travelled to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent time with Suffolk based reservists. Ian was appointed Chairman of the East Anglia Reserve Forces & Cadets Association in April 2018.
Ian supports many Suffolk Community initiatives; in 2014 Ian was instrumental in establishing the annual Suffolk Skills Show.
Ian is a Patron of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity and Chairman of the Essex Dog Day Committee. For his services to charity and youth, he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Essex in 2012.