Ian is a Chartered Accountant and had his own practice for twelve years before merging with Ernst & Young, where he became a Partner. Ian’s main interest at the time was in small business tax and management services.
Ian resigned in 1987 to become one of the founding directors and original stakeholders of Power’s Brewery, where he took on the Finance Director role. The company was acquired by CUB in 1993, and Ian went back to consulting for the next two years, with a special focus on business development.
Looking for new horizons, Ian became a partner and shareholder in Vermeer Equipment Holdings, and a couple of years later was heavily involved in the company’s acquisition of the NSW dealerships, with Victoria and SA following in 1998. With Vermeer operating in all of Australia except for WA and NT, it was approached by RDO, who became partners in 2015.
Ian became an Executive Director and Shareholder at RDO Australia Group at its inception in late 2019. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Registered Business Broker and an REIQ Agent.