Partner in Charge, Management Consulting
For Ian, creating the best outcomes for clients is about deep listening and insightful questioning. It is also about building exceptional teams and capabilities. Ian is the National Leader of KPMG’s Management Consulting group. He joined KPMG more than 20 years ago and has extensive experience in the provision of technology advisory services, including technology performance and governance advice, project risk management assurance and business systems control assessments advice. During his time at the firm, he has worked and deployed projects in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States for a variety of high profile clients. One lesson he has learnt along the way is the importance of accepting advice. “A coach appointed to our executive team once asked me why it is that people often employ experts to give them advice only to debate it or ignore it.” Since then, he has made a point of trying to support and empower individuals that he has sought advice from. Ian’s spare time is largely shaped by his family. He spends much of it watching their sporting achievements – a good way to relax, “although at times it can become reasonably stressful!” Whilst running offers another opportunity to unwind, Ian also enjoys playing music. Ian studied Jazz Trumpet and continues to play. He enjoys all live music and holds a Sydney Symphony Orchestra membership. Ian often attends concert tours, among his highlights are Chris Botti (trumpeter), Cold Chisel and Neil Diamond.
Bachelor of Science (Information Science), Macquarie University
Master of Management (Information Management), MGSM
Certified Information Systems Auditor
Certified Prince 2
Member, Australian Computer Society
Member, Information Systems Audit and Controls Association