An experienced Non-Executive Director over the last 20 years, Ian is able to advise on governance, company and organisation structure, coaching and mentoring of business leaders in the areas of leadership, process improvement, enabling technology and customer engagement. Ian is currently a director of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Business School Advisory Board, Non-Executive Chair of Australian Christian Churches (ACC) Directorate, ACC Review Directorate (religious organisations), DPN Casa Capace (disability housing owner/operator) and co-founder of Cybermetrix (cyber-security startup). Ian is Principal of Maynards Consulting Group, advising as a business and executive coach, specialising in leadership and organisational development. Previously, as Deputy CEO for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Ian was responsible for rolling out the NDIS from trial sites to a full national scheme.
Ian has held senior executive positions in public and private sectors in Australia and New Zealand, including Director General Queensland Health, CEO Queensland Public Service Commission, CEO Queensland Urban Utilities, COO Brisbane City Council, senior procurement and risk management roles with Fonterra and Fletcher Challenge Group. As a CEO and senior executive, Ian has focused on transforming government service delivery through the use of public private partnerships, technology and developing leadership capability. Ian is also a very experienced leader in the business functions of strategic sourcing, IT system implementation and risk management. A co-founder of two start-up companies (cyber-security and disability housing), Ian has direct experience of the challenges facing business owners and the strategies required to succeed and grow. Ian holds a B.Sc. with first class honours in Chemistry (UQ) and is a graduate of the INSEAD Advancement Management and AICD Company Director programs. Ian was appointed to the Board in May 2019.