Dr Ian Smart

Ian is a leading consultant and entrepreneur.  He analyses major investment decisions for business and government with a strong focus on evidence and data.


Ian is accredited to provide investment management services to the Victorian, Queensland, Australian, Western Australian and New Zealand Governments.  He has facilitated more than 70 workshops and prepared more than 50 business cases for government investments over the last 10 years.


Ian has commercialised a number of ventures from the health sector.  Cell Therapies was a joint venture with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.  Cell Therapies provides clinical trials in blood cell therapies for cancer patients.  Through Cell Therapies the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre turned a loss centre into a profit centre.  Ian was also involved in the commercialisation of a prostate cancer drug, which was licensed to a pharmaceutical company.