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Ian Dardis


Ian Dardis


Ian leads major organisations through executing and realising the value of growth-oriented transactions in the professional services sector. He has recently stepped down as CEO of Dentons Australia Ltd. Dentons is the world’s largest law firm and Ian was responsible for Dentons operations across six offices in Australia, PNG and New Zealand. He has led significant growth and development of Dentons during a dynamic period of globalisation of law firms.

Up until late 2007 Ian was a Global Vice President with EDS (now HP). In this role Ian was responsible for EDS’ Applications Outsourcing Services business in Asia with overall responsibility for services in Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia & Korea.

Prior to joining EDS, he was a 12-year equity partner at Deloitte. He has more than 35 years of professional services firm leadership experience in audit, consulting and as a CEO. His industry expertise encompasses the financial services, government, utilities and telecommunications sectors.

Ian Dardis has built professional services practices on the back of major client engagements in both emerging and mature markets. He has grown successful multi-disciplined teams across cultures and environments.

Ian has extensive experience in leading successful professional services organisations in various geographies. He has successfully implemented go to market strategies, acquisitions of new businesses, industry programs, partner and people development programs as well as selling major projects. Ian has succeeded in turn around environments, mature and new market entry strategies and growth through acquisition.

In his extensive career, Ian has developed personal expertise in strategy development and execution, culture change, organisational design, process efficiency, innovation strategy and organisational value proposition development. He has a passion for people empowerment and the use of innovation to disrupt traditional professional services models. He has attended numerous professional development courses including a leadership program at Harvard Business School.


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