Ian Lees

Ian Lees

Senior Adviser

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Ian is a highly experienced leadership capability strategist, sought after by senior leaders to generate new mindsets and leadership practices to deliver on business purpose and strategy. His strengths are in enabling leaders to build vibrant, successful teams and organisations through insightful and engaging consulting, coaching and facilitation. He has particular expertise in activating enduring changes in behaviour and business practices by drawing out the personal and business assumptions that drive decision-making and action.

Influential work

  • Led a large-scale leadership program for a major Australian insurance business that was a significant driver in achieving ambitious business targets
  • Led a senior operational managers’ program for a global engineering business that contributed to reduced project costs, increased profitability and increased customer satisfaction
  • Served as senior facilitator and coach for the Australian Navy’s ‘New Generation Navy’ program, working with the top 50 leaders to align their leadership practices with the desired culture
  • Facilitated the rapid formation of new divisional leadership teams in a large health care business to ensure readiness to drive business transformation
  • Led the ABC’s Advanced Leadership Development Program, resulting in efficiencies and innovation through improved divisional collaboration.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Ian held corporate roles including director of learning and development at Fairfax Media, and senior manager leadership and learning at Insurance Australia Group. He also established a successful leadership and learning business that built a strong client base over more than ten years.

Ian holds a Master in Human Resource Management, a Certificate in Workplace Coaching and a Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching. He is an associate fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute; and an accredited practitioner of Human Synergistic’s Life Style Inventory (LSI), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Management Research Group’s Leadership Effectiveness Assessment (LEA).

In his spare time...

Ian lives in the Blue Mountains and enjoys reading deep and meaningful books and trying to write them. Swimming, walking and occasional personal training sessions help to clear his head.