Former Chief Executive — Funds Management at Challenger Limited
Ian Saines is a member of the United States Studies Centre's Board of Directors. He was appointed Deputy Chair in September 2020.
Until November 2019, Ian held the position of Chief Executive — Funds Management at Challenger Limited. In this role, he oversaw rapid growth at Australia’s fastest-growing active funds management company. The business had in excess of $82 billion under management at the time of Ian's retirement.
Before joining Challenger Ian was Group Executive — Institutional Banking and Markets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) until December 2013, having joined the bank in 2004. Ian was a member of the Bank's Executive Committee and responsible for managing the Bank's relationships with major corporate, institutional and government clients and providing a full range of capital raising, transactional and risk management products and services.
Prior to joining CBA, Ian was a Management Director at Zurich Capital Markets Asia, the investment banking arm of the Zurich Financial Services Group. Ian previously held various leadership positions at Bankers Trust Australia Limited where he headed the investment bank's Global Metals and Mining Industry Group. He also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Ian currently holds the position of Deputy Chair of the American Australian Association Ltd., and is a non-executive director of Air Lease Corporation [AL.N], a NYSE listed commercial aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles. He was formerly a director of Father Chris Riley's Youth off the Streets, a not for profit organisation providing support to chronically homeless and abused youth in our society. He was also a director of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) from 2008 until 2013. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a Certified Treasury and Finance Professional (CTFP). Ian has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with first-class honours from the University of New South Wales.