Ian Hansen

Managing Director, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers


Ian has led the Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) division since July 2016. Prior to this, Ian was Chief Operating Officer of that business. From October 2007 to July 2010 he was the Managing Director of the Chemicals and Fertilisers division.

During Ian's almost 40 years with Wesfarmers, he has held a wide range of executive, operational and commercial management roles primarily within the chemical, energy and fertiliser areas.

In addition to being a director of a number of Wesfarmers joint ventures, Ian is involved in a wide range of industry bodies including the International Fertilizer Association, Chemistry Australia, the Australian Latin American Business Council and previously the Kwinana Industries Council and Australian Institute of Management.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science (double chemistry major) degree and has undertaken postgraduate business studies. He is also a graduate of the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.