He was a computer scientist. He lived on Bannerman Road when he was a child. The other children bullied him.
As a grown up he worked as the head of information technology at the company Stone and Parsons. He was overweight and chaotic and constantly ate fast food. His colleagues bullied him. He wanted to take revenge for this. So he worked together with one of the Umorgus to control his colleagues and the inhabitants of Bannerman Road. Too late he recognised that the Umogus wanted to invade the Earth. When the Umogus was defeated by Sarah Jane Smith and her team, Ian Webster was taken to prison by the police. (AUDIO: Deadly Download)