Cr Ian Maddison grew up on a dairy farm in Stoney Creek, south west Gippsland. He attended Grassy Spur Primary School and Leongatha High School, after which he undertook a traineeship with Elders and worked for five years in Melbourne, Bendigo and Portland as a livestock agent.
After a five-year stint with the National Parks service working at Portland and Wangaratta, Cr Maddison moved to Lockington in 1980 and operated a dairy farm for 10 years. In 1990, he went back to work as a livestock agent and, in 2002, started his own business Maddison Livestock & Property.
Cr Maddison now lives in Lockington with his wife Kathi. They have had five children and seven grandchildren.
Cr Maddison first joined Council in 2005. While he did not stand at the 2008 elections, he was re-elected in 2012. His involvement with community groups over the years has included being president of the Lockington Bamawm Football Club and Lockington Apex Action Club.
Cr Maddison's passions are family, the community and sport of all kinds.