A Yorta Yorta man, Ian has extensive government and community sector experience, particularly at executive and governance levels. Ian has overseen major policy and strategic reforms for government and community organisations.
Ian was CEO of a major Aboriginal community organisation in 2018, after twenty years in senior positions in Victorian and Commonwealth government departments and agencies. He is now devoting himself to improving the representation of Aboriginal people on boards and other high level governance roles, through strategic action, advocacy and mentoring. Ian is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria).
Ian currently chairs the board of the First Nations Foundation, Koorie Heritage Trust and Connecting Home and is deputy chair of Aboriginal Housing Victoria. He is also a director of the Australian Red Cross, Inclusive Australia, National Trust of Australia, Indigenous Community Volunteers, trustee of the Queen Victoria Market and member of Camps Committee of Management. Ian joined Holmesglen’s Board in October 2019 and is a member of its Asset and Infrastructure Committee.