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Melanie O'Brien and OWC

In Memory of Ian Bonnon

Total raised


+ £1,210.00 Gift Aid

609%% Complete
609% of the £2,500.00 target

In Memory of Ian Bonnon

Thu 30 Jun 2022

Raising funds for Cancer Research

In memory of

Ian Bonnon

My Story

Ian was first diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2018 – having never smoked a cigarette in his life. In September 2018, Ian made a fantastic recovery from surgery removing the tumour. However, unfortunately, in December 2020 we sadly learned the cancer had returned and metastasised. Ian was upbeat and positive, whilst trying to support those around him, but sadly the cancer progressed quickly and he passed away in February 2021. Ian was and will remain a well-respected and much-loved figure in the offshore renewables industry. He had nearly forty years’ experience in the offshore wind, oil and gas, marine and subsea cable industries, and he combined his broad knowledge with his own exceptional management style. OWC was founded by Ian in 2011 to provide consultancy services to offshore wind farm developers and investors which, under his excellent leadership, grew into the company we see today and of which he was very proud. Ian had his own unique blend of professionalism combined with a mischievous side, which brought a special feeling to those with whom he worked. So much more than our Managing Director and then Chairman, he put into action true leadership, mentoring, and brought out the best in people. Ian had a great sense of humour and fun, was a keen golfer, achieving a hole in one, a collector and dealer of specialist antique glass and really enjoyed the thrill of an auction. He was also very generous with his time, and for many years was the Chairman of his local football club, giving an opportunity for youngsters to develop their skills on and off the pitch. Charity was close to Ian’s heart, and as Ian was looking towards retirement, he had set up his own – The IDB Charity. He had already raised excellent sums of money supporting cancer and homelessness charities and had planned to do so much more. Ian was a devoted family man and Ian’s good works with his charity will be continued by them. Whilst Ian was OWC’s Chairman, it is his warmth, compassion, kindness and huge charisma for which he will be most remembered. He will be greatly missed.


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