Ian Lancaster

Ian is an acknowledged leader in business advisory services.  Ian has over 30 years’ experience in providing risk management and assurance services to the finance sector. Ian recently established Lancaster Partners to work direct with organisations to improve governance, strategy risk management and performance.  Ian’s previous executive positions, include:

  • „  Partner, Ernst & Young, Financial Services Risk Management.
  • „  Executive roles with the ANZ Banking Group leading reviews across a broad range of complex businesses, functions, products and geographies.

These positions provide the following skills are relevant experience that support the successful delivery of advisory services.

Core Skills

  • In-depth industry knowledge, with significant experience working in banking, asset management, superannuation and insurance sector.
  • Subject matter specialist with respect to management of market, credit and operational risks.
  • Significant experience in designing, building and successfully implementing governance, risk management and assurance frameworks and processes
  • Strong project management and effective communication skills at executive and board level

Relevant Experience

Ian’s clients include a range of domestic and multi-national clients, providing a range of advisory services to :

  • Providing direction and assistance to develop corporate strategy and annual business plans
  • Designing governance, risk management and assurance frameworks aligned to the board’s approved risk appetite & business plan.
  • Implementing business and risk management leading practices
  • Aligning compliance frameworks to support sustained business growth
  • Streamlining business operating models, processes and controls
  • Assessing project management methodologies and benefits
  • Facilitate workshops to identify key and emerging risks based on leading international risk management and prudential standards.
  • „Advise on risk mitigation and controls to more effectively treat and control risks.
  • Performing due diligence, fraud investigations and probity reviews

Tertiary Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (Major Accounting)
  • Graduate Diploma, Applied Finance & Investments, FINSIA
  • Graduate Diploma of Business (Banking)
  • Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Graduate Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Certified Member, Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Risk Management Association (RMA)
  • Mentor for FINSIA Financial Services Leadership counselling programme.
  • Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (ASCPA)
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australia (F/FINSIA)

Committee Memberships:

  • Member Risk & Compliance Committee – Richmond Football Club
  • Member Risk & Compliance Committee – Tigers in Community Foundation