Meet the SABS management team
We are a team of enthusiastic people who love barbershop music and dedicate our time to improve our beloved association
Although not an actual Barbershopper, Ian has been a professional musician for 40 years in the UK and in Spain.
A former member of a number of A Capella singing groups and playing guitar, pipes, melodeons, trombone, banjo, harmonicas and various other instruments, he has served on the committee of various music festivals and currently runs a Folk Music Club in the Alicante province.
A former engineer, moving into management and behavioural psychology in the late 70s and from Nottingham to Kent in the 80s during which time he managed Kent County Council’s services for disabled people throughout the county as well as lecturing at various colleges. At this time he met his wife, Carol, who is now a keen Barbershopper with Spangles.
A keen Scuba diver, he studied to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and took up an opportunity in the late 90s to manage a dive-boat in Turkey and for several years taught Scuba diving professionally.
Originally moving to Spain in 2005 in order to open a dive centre, his market research, showed little likelihood of getting a return on an investment. However another opportunity arose and after working in a Spanish office for 3 years, he became an Administrador de Fincas in his own right. He continues to work in that role, his business now being in it’s tenth year.
Donna moved to Spain in 2008 with her husband Andy and then 5 year old son Charlie. They set up a golf business with another couple in 2009 selling discounted green fees and golf holidays and now their company is one of the largest producers of green fees in Southern Spain and they also have 2 retail golf shops.
Although Donna has always loved singing she thought that she wasn’t very good at it, that is until she attended a SHIAD day at Spangles in November 2013. Her love of singing and barbershop started that day. After 3 great years with Spangles Donna now sings with Pilarmonics and also in a newly formed quartet Outrageous Fourtune.
Donna threw herself into SABS following her first convention in Calpe in 2014 and was MC for the Fun Show in both 2015 & 2016, Scratch Quartet MC in 2016 and National Quartet Contest MC at the most recent convention in 2017. She is very much looking forward to being more involved with SABS in the future and is delighted to have been voted on to the SABS Board as Membership Secretary.