Ian Spangler


I offer a unique combination of executive, consulting & governance experience with business development & asset management specialties

Executive experience

  • General Manager, Melbourne Park, with overall responsibility for the commercial performance of the venue including the attraction of a calendar of major national and international events. Key achievements include 4 years of improved financial performance together with 4 years of improved customer satisfaction ratings. Safe and successful delivery of 1,200 major event performances and 3,500 other functions
  • Deputy Director General, Victorian Department of Sport & Recreation, responsible for the implementation of the Sport & Recreation Economic Strategy, Major Projects Development, Major Events Coordination. Integral role securing the 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix and subsequently the International AirShow
  • Senior Adviser, Development & Resources Division, Victorian Department of the Premier & Cabinet, responsible for provision of policy, budget review, and legislative advice regarding a range of portfolios including Housing, Transport, Economic Development, Property & Services, Agriculture, Water & Environment, together with advice on Major Development Projects. Initiated & implemented the first Asset Management Program in Victoria for public assets in collaboration with CSIRO

Consulting Experience in Asset Management & Business Development for Major Projects

  • Drafted Victorian Government Asset Management Policy ‘Sustaining Our Assets’ and Local Government Sector Asset Renewal Strategy with implementation including Advocacy & Training Programs for Mayors, CEOs and Technical Staff, Evaluation of State Government Asset Management Programs & Initiatives for the Sector, Victorian Community Housing Sector Asset Management Strategy for disadvantaged groups
  • ‘Alliance Contracting’ – Arts Centre Melbourne Redevelopment of Hamer Hall, ‘Traditional Contract’ – Adelaide Oval Redevelopment, Melbourne Park Stages 1 & 2, Docklands Stadium, Sydney Olympic Games Arena, Public Private Partnership Project – Melbourne Showgrounds Redevelopment

Governance experience

Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust – Trust & Company Secretary, VicSport – Board Member & Chair of Finance Committee, Melbourne Park Stage Two Project Control Group – Chair, Geelong Major Events Committee – Board Member, Australian Open 5 Person Management Group – Member,


Professional experience is supported by

Qualifications in urban planning (both graduate and post graduate), management (post graduate) and a Master of Business – Marketing, from Monash University