Ian was the Director of IM4DC since its inception in 2011. He has 28 years of experience in industry and development policy, operating at the business-government-community interface.


Until 2011, he held senior roles in national economics consultancy firms, advising industry and government on issues relating to resources development and infrastructure.


Previously, Ian held management positions within four different minerals and energy industry bodies. He has held board-level positions in three other business associations. In these roles, Ian has been closely involved in policy development and strategy design, with particular emphasis on investment, trade, infrastructure and regional development.


He has professional experience in Australia, Asia, Africa and Latin America in policy relating to minerals, energy and development.


Ian is the former Western Australian President of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and is a Director on the CEDA Board.