Ian Carson

Post Graduate Diploma of Accounting 1984

Ian Carson is Co-Founder and Chairman of SecondBite, an organisation that provides access to fresh, nutritious food for people in need across Australia. In 2014, SecondBite sourced and redistributed enough high-quality surplus food for more than 14 million meals, supporting people who are homeless, women and families in crisis, youth at risk, Indigenous communities, asylum seekers and new arrivals.

Ian was recognised by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship as "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2015 (Asia/Asia Pacific). The Schwab Foundation identifies outstanding social entrepreneurs and the award recognised Ian's innovative approach and potential for global impact. Ian is a founding partner of PPB Advisory, a leading professional advisory firm. For over 30 years he has been instrumental in saving organisations and helping clients grow their businesses. Ian is well known for developing pragmatic solutions to intractable commercial problems such as the settlement for Australian Thalidomide victims. He led the pro bono PPB Advisory team that assisted the settlement negotiations with Diageo in 2010.