Chairman Agriculture Committee
Chief Operating Officer
Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers, Australia
Ian Hansen is the Chief Operating Officer of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers, a role he has held since April 2014. Prior to this, Ian was the Managing Director of the Chemicals and Fertilisers division of Wesfarmers (CSBP Limited) from October 2007 until it merged with the Wesfarmers Energy division in July 2010, after which he became CEO – Chemicals.
Ian has held executive roles within both the chemicals and fertilisers areas of Wesfarmers having responsibility for the activities of the ammonia, ammonium nitrate, sodium cyanide and industrial chemicals businesses, as well as fertiliser sales, distribution, supply chain and manufacturing.
He has worked within Wesfarmers for 30 years during which time he has held a wide range of operational and commercial management roles.
Ian is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries and joint ventures, and is a board member of the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association and the International Fertilizer Association. Ian is also a past president of the Kwinana Industries Council and a former director of the Australian Institute of Management WA.