Ian Burgess
Succession continues to be a big issue as a higher percentage of family businesses are going through a transition from the founder generation to the next.

Ian M. Burgess

EY Oceania and EY Asia-Pacific Private Client Services & Family Business Leader

Trusted advisor to high wealth family groups. Ernst & Young – Australia Tax Partner based in Brisbane. Father of three. Keen golfer and fisherman.

Areas of focus Family enterprise Growth
Office Brisbane

Ian Burgess is EY Oceania and EY Asia-Pacific Private Client Tax Services Leader.

With 30 years of experience working with high-wealth family groups and family-owned businesses, he helps these clients structure their affairs to accumulate, preserve and pass on wealth to the next generation in an effective manner.

Having advised large retirement funds on all aspects of fund taxation, including structuring domestic and international investments, he also has significant wealth and asset management experience.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Southern Queensland. 

How Ian is building a better working world

“Family owned businesses are the backbone of the global economy. They have unique advantages and face unique challenges because of the overlap of the family and business systems.

These challenges mean that only 30% of all family-owned businesses survive into the second generation, only 12% will still be viable into the third generation and only three percent of all family businesses make it to the fourth generation and beyond.

I help families succeed for generations by working with them to develop appropriate plans and structures to facilitate growth and improve family governance and succession outcomes.”

Contact Ian