Through a Cadetship at the Leith Nautical and South Tyneside Colleges, Ieuan set sail on a career in the merchant navy. He rapidly rose to the rank of chief engineer, before moving ashore as a technical superintendent. He also  obtained a Degree in Maritime Technology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, ran the Engineering department of the Tuvalu Maritime School and spent many years as a marine casualty investigator based in Singapore, Scotland and Hong Kong.

Always an avid reader and now writer, Ieuan embarked on his first novel, 'Fall of the Suns' in 2014, followed by 'The Pickled Memory of Captain Silas E. Parks' in 2015. He currently lives in Dundee, with his wife and two sons whilst working on a full length Silas novel, and on the Diary of Ben Small: both nearly finished.