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Ian Neal

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Ian Neal

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TEC Chair: Chief Executive Program

‘Becoming a TEC Chair was the logical next step in my business career. I’m at my best when engaging with members to help them unclutter their daily lives. Either through the monthly one-to-one process or the group meeting itself, the opportunity to be of service to some of the most enthusiastic leaders I have ever met, is truly a privilege.’

Ian Neal works with CEOs to help them maximise the value of their enterprise by ensuring they focus on what matters most. His coaching and mentoring of CEOs aims to make culture and strategy work seamlessly together. Ian’s approach is to agree clearly defined goals for the CEO and bring the tools of business strategy, corporate finance and leadership development together to maximise value. Before goals are established Ian asks- Why?, Why is this important? Why are we taking time to undertake a particular journey? Once goals are agreed his role is to follow up and hold the CEO accountable for progress towards achieving the goals. Particular areas of expertise include:

  • Business planning, strategy and execution with a particular focus on financial returns
  • Mentoring CEOs and their direct reports
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Directorship- current public company directorships are Dyesol Limited (DYE), Prime Media Group Limited (PRT). In addition I chair a number of private companies.

Ian was a Co-founder and Managing Director of Nanyang Ventures from establishment until 2004. Funds under management totalled $140 million and investments were made in 27 high growth private companies across a range of industries from high technology to manufacturing. The companies ranged from greenfields start-ups to profitable enterprises with revenue in excess of $50 million at time of investment.


Setting and following up on clearly defined objectives for CEOs and business leaders using the tools of business strategy, corporate finance, leadership development collectively to maximise value.

  • Corporate finance
  • Leadership development
  • Financial analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Strategic planning
  • Change management


Ian is a life member of FINSIA and a past National President of The Securities Institute of Australia. During his 20 years of close involvement with the SIA,  he was on many committees and councils which were involved in furthering the institutes successful education program.

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