Ivan founded .id in 1997 after a long career in housing and infrastructure policy in both the public and private sector and an academic background in geography. Ivan believes making demographic information accessible to the broadest possible audience, and promoting evidence-based decision making, contributes to a fairer and more sustainable society.
Local government is about the most diverse and complex business around. I take my hat off to any local government CEO – their Board is the elected council members and their shareholders are the community. They are answerable to the most diverse range of stakeholders including state government. At the forefront of their daily tasks are incredible pressures around the provision of housing, dealing with the impacts of climate change and population change, not to mention their important role in economic development, while the whole time keeping an eye on the issues of social cohesion. Oh, and local government plays a huge advocacy role in our communities.