“He is the ultimate change agent”
Ian joined TAP after a long association as a client, where he drove business transformation in Getronics Asia-Pacific, a global Dutch ICT provider of outsourcing services and networking solutions. Since then, Ian has created case studies and CEO referenceability in clients such as Luxottica, Kraft, Telstra, CSC, Crown Castle and Novartis.
Ian has also led TAP’s work in Asia, successfully working across a wide range of cultures and geographies including Singapore, China, Malaysia, Japan and Hong Kong. As a former global executive, Ian understands how the connection between leadership, business performance and culture in a dispersed organisation can be made to work to the organisation’s advantage.
Ian’s experience in leadership and business transformation spans over 35 years in industries such as steel, government, information technology, education, construction, building services, mining, building materials, FMCG, retail and management consulting. He brings local and global experience to TAP from a people, strategy and change agent perspective. He has worked for companies such as Ernst and Young, James Hardie Industries, Wang, Getronics, CSC Asia, Kraft, and Luxottica in both practitioner and consulting roles.
Having seen the strength of a systematic approach to leading change, Ian is now bringing his experience to bear across a wide client group at TAP.
Ian has a degree in Commerce, majoring in organizational behaviour and industrial relations. He is accredited in all major Human Synergistics tools, is a member of ICF, has advanced coaching accreditation from the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology at the University of Sydney, and is a Certified Master Coach from the International Coaching Council. Ian clearly lives his value of life-long learning.
“Working with Ian is like a bit like having your very own, built-in Yoda. His wisdom makes it easy for leaders to develop the necessary skills to achieve transformation in themselves, and their organization. Ian provides the glue that allows organizations and leaders to succeed.”Chris Beer
"Ian is a highly valuable sounding board. He has a unique ability to find simplicity amid a quagmire of complexity."Cynthia Whelan
“At Kraft we like to use the metaphor of climbing a summit to describe our transformation journey. In the words of Edwin Bernbaum , in Mountaineering "No matter how close the group, ultimately, one or two members will have to go out in front to establish the route for others to follow, but they’re doing it, or should be doing it, so everyone who is able has a chance to get to the top". In our story, Ian and Peter are those people.”Rebecca Dee-Bradbury
“Ian is an experienced executive who is prepared to challenge myself and the executive team’s thinking to help drive a better result for our customers and CSC. The outcomes Ian has enabled are both qualitative and quantitative. The CSC Asian leadership team improved its impact as leaders and through that impact delivered record results in a difficult economic environment. Ian’s real life experience, coupled with leading edge thinking, is a valuable asset to CSC Asia.”Mike Shove
“Ian is the ultimate change agent; he plays multiple roles including coach, counsellor and most importantly the leader of the change agenda. The level of the success our organisation has achieved is a direct result of the dedication and hard work contributed by Ian over numerous years. He was an excellent pillar of support for myself and the executive members.”Paul Timmins
“Ian’s wisdom, experience and patience make him an ideal coach guiding us on the path to effective and sustainable organisational change. He has rapidly developed the trusted relationships integral to building, communicating and delivering the roadmap for our future success.”Roger Hawke
“Ian led an outstanding and innovative leadership and culture change process, which delivered tangible business and customer outcomes. He was an excellent strategist, facilitator and coach for my leadership team and their respective teams.”Greg Carvouni
“Ian’s ability to understand strategy, and his willingness to openly engage, enabled us to drive a very difficult transformation. Ian also acted as a sounding board and was prepared to give me very direct and constructive feedback where others would not.”Robert Middendorp