Ian was born in Spring Hill. He did his schoolings in Brisbane. In 1972, due to his father’s transfer, he was shifted to Biloela. He has two brother and a sister. Other than his siblings’ names, other details are missing from the internet. His brother Ken played for one List-A game. His career growth after the match is not known to media.
He married Helen Healy and has two daughters and a son with her. His son, Tom Healy is also a wicketkeeper for Queensland under-19 team. His niece Alyssa Healy is a wicketkeeper of Women’s Australian National Cricket Team.
His personal life is a secret. He never talked a lot about his siblings and their career. Details about his parents are also missing. His relationship with his parents is clearly known to media. It is not known whether he dating any other woman before meeting Helen. Helen is also inert to media and thus, his marital life is unknown.
He was not known to have married or engaged before meeting Helen. His marital life with Helen is assumed to be going smooth as there are no rumors about separation or any marital fights. He was never a part of any extra marital affairs or domestic violence issues. His children and niece are close to him and have never talked about Ian in public. There are pictures of his children and wife in the media. He is rarely seen in public with his family. There are no details about his net worth and salary.
He was inspired by Rod Marsh to take up wicketkeeping. He also played basketball, squash, soccer and was a part of rugby league. In 1986, he was a replacement for Peter Anderson who was injured. He appeared for only six matches during the next 18 months.
In 1988, he was selected in Australia’s tour to Pakistan. Between 1989 and 1990, he had 23 catches and the highest score of 48. In 1993; in a match against England, he had his maiden test century. Between 1992 and 1993, he had stumped 10 batsmen and had 52 catches.
He became the captain from 1991 to 1993. He retired from test matches in 1994. He took up ODI in 1997-1998 season. In 1999, he retired from his career with a world record of 233 dismissal in ODI. It is said that he requested to play for 1999-2000 season before retiring but, it was rejected. He requested to play on his home ground for a match before retirement and it was also refused. Thus, he announced his retirement to all media in 1999.
He was selected as a member of the Australian Cricket Board. He was recognized as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1994. He now works as a news presenter in Brisbane for Channel Nine. He also coaches Somerville House team. Since 1999, he has worked as a cricket commentator. He has his place in Sport Australia Hall of Fame since 2004 and Australian Cricket Hall of Fame since 2008.
|Birth Date:||30 Apr, 1964|
|Education:||Brisbane State High School|