Ian began his career in 1993 at Johnston Rorke as a graduate accountant after which he moved to Ernst & Young in 1997 as a manager in the Entrepreneurial Services Division, where he assisted emerging and medium sized businesses. In 1998, he accepted a contract to work in the Solomon Islands for an associate firm of Ernst & Young named Goh & Partners. There he held the position of senior manager in Audit and Corporate Services and was the key contact on engagements between Ernst and Young Australia and the Solomon Islands Government. When his contract expired, Ian moved back to Australia in 2000 to take up a position at Grant Thornton, as a senior manager, and as a director from 2003, in the privately held Business Services Division. Ian left Grant Thornton in July 2009 to set up his own chartered accounting firm, Judsons Financial Management Services until July 2015 when the firm merged to become JudsonKoman.
With a specialist focus on business planning and strategic growth, Ian has worked with clients in establishing strategic plans for businesses and has acted as mentor and coach to many of his clients. Ian also has high level tax experience having worked closely with the firms’ tax divisions on a number of key clients in the property and construction industry. Ian is now a Gazelles International Business Coach and regularly runs Strategic Planning Sessions and meetings within his client base.