Dean Ireland Egon Zehnder, Melbourne
Dean Ireland primarily serves clients at board and senior management levels. Dean also leads the firm’s Property and Industrial Consulting Practices in Australia. He has led numerous ASX 100, industrial CEO, and board searches, and frequently supports his Egon Zehnder colleagues on international Property and Industrial Practice assignments particularly in Oil and Gas, Energy and Resources. In addition, Dean works in the not-for-profit sector and is a trusted advisor to large government institutions. He is based in Melbourne.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Dean began his career in management consulting and investment banking. He then spent six years with Pacific Dunlop, where he was based in Hong Kong and Japan before serving as the company’s Head of Corporate Affairs in Melbourne. Dean subsequently worked in a multitude of business development and M&A roles with General Electric, and headed up strategic planning for the Energy Division in the US. He also served as Chief Executive for GE Energy in Australia and New Zealand.
Dean earned a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Melbourne and a Master of Marketing from Melbourne Business School. He also completed his formal Chartered Accounting qualifications. Dean is the President of the Alumni Council of Melbourne Business School and serves on its Board. He was Chairman of the Stonnington Baptist Church. He currently serves on the Nominations Committee for Tennis Australia.