Ian Buck is a management consultant, social entrepreneur, accountant and engineer. Through a deep passion to address climate change challenges and in light of the fourth industrial revolution, Ian is working at the nexus of strategy, technology and economics to digitise, decentralise and decentralise our energy system.
He has provided consulting and financial assurance services to multinational companies, governments, charities and startups through Accenture, PwC and other means. This experience helped him work as an executive director and board member of Steer North, raising funds for cancer research. He also regularly addresses global challenges on the intentional stage in business competitions including UNLEASH, Climate KIC and the Hult Prize.
Ian has also worked as a R&D Engineer for a waste water technology startup, designing waste water treatment solutions for industrial purposes using IoT. This experience led him to co–found a tech start–up, to combat the urban heat island effect through a sensor–centric, intelligent green infrastructure system.
He has been recognised for his work as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia honoree, Unleash Fellow, Junket honouree, FYA Young Social Pioneer, EU–Australian Emerging Leader and World Economic Forum Global Shaper. He’s currently a Management Consultant with Accenture, Global Advisory Board member for Economists without Borders and a startup mentor at Energylab. Ian has a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
Growth Marketing Associate at SPARK Deakin, WEF Global Shaper
Head of Growth and Innovation, The Dream Collective
Legacy Lego Kid / Future Strategist
Health Technical Lead, Australian Red Cross
Management Consultant, Social Entrepreneur, Accountant and Engineer
Former CEO & Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia, international statesman in arena of poverty reduction and education
Founding Member & Vice–President EARS Incorporated – bringing sustainable and professional audiology services to the two thirds world
Co–Founder, One Love
Director of International Programs at the Australian Red Cross
Consultant and practitioner Asia P3 Hub, building and maintaining cross–sector partnerships in NGOs in Asia
Team Leader, The ORCA Project
Award Winning Social Entrepreneur
Founder, I CAN Network
CEO at SingularityU Australia Summit
Founder, Welcoming Australia
Strategic Adviser, Mental Health and Psychosocial Disability, NDIA
Lead VGen Facilitator, World Vision Youth Engagement
Founder, The Orca Project
Philosopher & Theologian
Music Director, Voices of Frankston
Environmentalist & Theologian
Work that Reconnects
Co–Founder The Good Summit, Founder Youthspirit. Chaplain In Residence Trinity College Dublin
Honorary Executive Director, Open Doors Counselling and Educational Services
Changemaker. World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Brisbane
Chair, Uniting VicTas & Chair, Western Health
Co–Founder The Good Summit, Social Entrepreneur
Aboriginal Spokesperson, Common Grace Justice Movement