Founder and Chairman, Mentoring Men
Ian worked for 40 years in the Australian and New Zealand utilities industries in various IT roles, mostly as an IT development and support manager. On 10 September 2013, he experienced a life changing moment that ultimately led to his decision to retire from paid work in May 2014 and commence a volunteer mentoring career with the Raise Foundation, Kidshope and COACH.
In 2018 he founded Mentoring Men, a registered Australian charity providing life mentoring programs for adult men in the community. All mentors are volunteers bringing different skills and knowledge to positively impact the wellbeing of Australian men.
Ian has been married to his gorgeous wife Helen for 36 years and they have four children and ten grandchildren.
Ian is a keen sportsman who enjoys his tennis and golf and also enjoys going for a swim and bike rides with Helen.