Ian MacDonald

Ian is responsible for identifying and pursuing opportunities for Aventuur to develop surf parks in the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Singapore.

Prior to joining Aventuur, Ian had a successful 40-year career in banking and finance, holding senior roles at Barclays Bank and Westpac Bank in Australia, and as President of Hong Leong Finance (the listed financial services arm of Hong Leong Group Singapore). Ian also is Chairman of three early-stage venture capital funds that source capital and deals throughout the APAC region.

Ian was awarded a Public Service Medal (PBM) in Singapore in 2013, and the prestigious Presidents Medal by the Australian Chamber of Commerce Singapore in 2015.

Ian spends his time between Singapore and Sydney, and has always been a passionate sports enthusiast playing rugby, golf and tennis. He can be regularly seen walking around Centennial Park in Sydney, and the Botanical Gardens in Singapore.