Ian was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) in July 2017. Prior to this, Ian was Chief Operating Officer of that business. From October 2007 to July 2010 he was the Managing Director of the Chemicals and Fertilisers division.
During Ian's more than 30 years with Wesfarmers, he has held a wide range of operational and commercial management roles. He has held executive roles in both the chemicals and fertilisers area of Wesfarmers, having responsibility for the activities of ammonia, ammonium nitrate, sodium cyanide and industrial chemicals businesses, as well as fertiliser sales, distribution, supply chain and manufacturing.
Ian is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries and joint ventures, and is a board member of the Chemistry Australia and the International Fertilizer Association. Ian is also a past president of the Kwinana Industries Council and a former director of the Australian Institute of Management WA.
Ian has a Bachelor of Science (double chemistry major) and has undertaken post graduate business studies. He is a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.