Ian is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience and an excellent track record of results as a change agent focused in media, education and telecommunications across all areas of strategy and operations in Australasia and North America.
He has held senior executive roles in several large media organisations, most recently as Managing Director, Telstra Television (35% owner of Foxtel), and previously CEO of a US-based Educational Publishing company and Director of Corporate Development for a major Canadian Publisher (Newspapers & Books). He has also worked for 2 major management consulting firms – The Boston Consulting Group and AT Kearney.
Most recently Ian has led a transformation program for a major media company to take >$130m of cost out in-year and led the successful merger of Foxtel and Fox Sports.
Over the last seven years, Ian has been increasingly involved with tech start-ups – as mentor/advisor and angel investor. He currently has a portfolio of 12 companies of which he is on the Board of 4 – Inkerz, Abyss Solutions, GiggedIn and Dotterel..