Ian Burgess

Family Business Leader - Asia Pacific

Ian Burgess

Phone: +61 7 3243 3711
Email: ian.burgess@au.ey.com



Ian Burgess is a Tax partner based in Brisbane, Australia, and is also the Private Client Services Tax Leader for Oceania and Asia-Pacific. He has 30 years’ experience in working with high wealth family groups and family owned businesses, helping these clients structure their affairs to accumulate, preserve and pass on wealth to the next generation in an effective manner.


Ian holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Southern Queensland. He is a fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.


Ian specializes in advising families on structuring business and investment interests and on wealth accumulation, succession and estate planning strategies. He also has wealth and asset management expertise - advising large retirement funds on all aspects of fund taxation including structuring domestic and international investments.

Ian’s clients include:

• Third generation family owned real estate business with operations throughout Asia Pacific

• Single family office with investments in excess of $1bn

• Second generation property construction and land development business

• Large first generation owned manufacturing business

• Family owned construction and metal fabrication business

• Retirement fund with assets of $80bn



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