Our Specialist Teams
Ian Basser has over 20 years experience in starting, running and building service companies around the world. Ian has built businesses in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, USA, UK and Europe. In addition he has extensive experience working with clients in assessing, recruiting and retaining people. In 2003, Ian joined with former Wallabies Captain, John Eales, to found the Mettle Group of companies, which included Mettle Consulting, Mettle Sports and Mettle Media. Prior to building Mettle Group, Ian was the COO of a large UK listed recruitment and IT services firm. He has instigated a major leadership and cultural change project helping to turn the company from $38m loss to profit. The focus of this change program was introducing a new set of values and management standards across the organisation. Previous to that Ian worked as a member of the senior management team of one of the world’s leading recruitment groups, Michael Page. In this role he developed new businesses in many of the world’s most competitive markets and recruited senior management for clients such as GE, Goldman Sachs, Philips, Merrill Lynch, Diageo, Philip Morris, Proctor and Gamble and HSBC to name a few. As Director - Recruitment & Consulting for Chandler Macleod Limited, Ian is responsible for the profitable growth of the Recruitment and Consulting brands including Entec, Diversiti, CM Health, CM HR, CM Consulting and Mettle.