In 2005 he finished seventh in the K-1 500 m at the world championships in Zagreb, Croatia. In October 2007 he crossed the English Channel between Great Britain and France in a new record time of 2:59,06 hours.
Wynne, who was born in Tonbridge, is a member of the Royal Canoe Club. He is 184 cm (6'0") tall and weighs 84 kg (185 lbs). As a teenager he represented Great Britain in international swimming championships.
Ian Wynne is now the British men's 1000m team coach.