Ian Johnson B.Bus (Acctg) FCPA
A fully qualified Certified Practising Accountant (now a Fellow), Ian has seen his many and varied business interests take him literally around the globe.
Hailing from Brisbane in sunny Queensland, Australia, Ian started his own accounting practise in his home town at the tender age of 24. He quickly built a successful practise, employing dozens of people through 2 offices – servicing thousands of business clients. This experience gave him an enormous “hands on” exposure to the world of business at a very young age. After retiring from practise, 10 years later, his interests quickly turned to business advisory. He started his first business consulting firm in Brisbane and quickly built a portfolio of business advisory clients. One of those clients, who owned a rapidly expanding international business, wanted to bring their business over to Western Europe.
This led to a move to the UK in 2001 as a co-director and shareholder of the business. Ian quickly set about setting up the UK & European markets. Within 12 months he had spearheaded the initial set- up of the territory and initial sales – the most successful start-up the business had ever seen. In 2002, he was appointed “Chief Operating Officer – Global” for the business and moved to corporate head offices in The United States in 2002. For the next year, Ian headed up the global development of the business before moving back to the UK in 2003.
After disposing of his share of the business in 2003, Ian then devoted his time to develop and market his client’s and his own business opportunities – something he has done ever since. Now based in the London, Ian divides his time travelling the world developing his own businesses and consulting to other businesses.
He has worked with and advised business owners in such diverse markets as Australasia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, United States, Mexico, South Africa, India, Ireland, United Kingdom and Western Europe.
Ian’s background of having advised thousands of businesses, both as an accountant and business advisor, allows him a unique perspective that he can bring to the development of any type of business. There’s not much Ian hasn’t seen or been involved in. He has developed for himself a reputation as a “no-nonsense” bottom line organiser who, because of has vast business experience, can add value to any business.
Ian founded his, the forerunner to MAVEN ADVISORY in Australia in 1999 and today it is the culmination of all of the business experience gained over his 25 years in business. Over the years the business has evolved to become a high quality, experienced business advisory firm, with an exceptional corporate, commercial and business background. The business is firmly and enthusiastically aimed at the SME market. As Ian himself says, “We offer a high quality service to high quality clients”.