Ian Honour ~ FCCQ
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
Phone: 07 3856 4948
Mob: 0418 870 470
Airport: Brisbane (BNE)
Ian has owned and loved Orientals since marrying Bernadette Roberts in January 1985 and they have bred together under the "Byanda" prefix from 1990. Ian and Bernadette have also been enchanted by, and bred, Turkish Vans since 1990, when GDGC Vanstar Willow Wisp of Vanwillow entered their lives and introduced them to the unique characteristics and playfulness of this breed. They have bred under the "Vanwillow" prefix since 1991.
Ian was licensed as a Group Two Judge in 2001 and, since 2008; also as a Group One Judge. He has been a member of numerous cat–related committees and the co–breeder and co–owner of many Cats of the Year, in the Oriental, Siamese, and Turkish Van breeds.
Ian has over 30 years experience as a CPA accountant and has worked internationally on a number of occasions delivering AusAID financial programs. He has been the president, honorary secretary and treasurer of many organisations, including several in the cat fancy over a period of more than 20 years.
He is committed to cat welfare and care of all pets, especially companion cats. Ian was adopted by "JB", a cream and white mackerel tabby "gentleman" who arrived at "Byanda–Vanwillow" in 2002 and decided to take up residence. Ian thoroughly enjoys judging Group 4 exhibits whenever he has the opportunity.