Ian MacDonald


Ian is a registered psychologist who has held senior management and executive positions for 25 years in government and in Australian and multinational corporations.
Ian has coached executives and managers throughout his diverse career and has concentrated on executive coaching and organisational consulting since 2005, having been IBM’s Leadership Executive for executive and management development across the Asia Pacific region. Ian was involved in global program design, as well as leading a cross-cultural team in Asia Pacific. Ian also worked for Lend Lease Corporation where he led ground breaking work in leadership development, using coaching to achieve ongoing behaviour change.


  • Individual coaching
  • Strategy development & implementation
  • Change management
  • People management
  • Group & Team coaching
  • Registered Psychologist
  • Member, Australian Association of Psychologists Inc. AAPi

Business Experience

  • Co-director of Ian MacDonald Leadership
  • Board member, The Song Company,
    & member of Audit & Risk Committee
    (2015 to 2019)
  • Board Director & Company Secretary
    (Honorary), Tabitha Foundation, Australia
    (2006 to 2016)
  • Executive for Leadership, Asia Pacific, IBM
  • Manager Organisation Development, IBM

Education/Business Coaching

  • Graduate Diploma in Management (AGSM)
    University of NSW, 1996
  • Master of Arts, Psychology, University of
    Sydney, 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney,
  • Graduate Diploma of Education, University
    of Sydney, 1970