Until November 2019, Mr Saines held the position of Chief Executive – Funds Management at Challenger Limited. In this role he oversaw rapid growth at Australia’s fastest-growing, active funds management company with AUM in excess of $82 billion at the time of Ian’s retirement.
Before joining Challenger Mr Saines was Group Executive – Institutional Banking and Markets at Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) until December 2013, having joined the bank in 2004. Ian was a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and responsible for managing the Bank’s relationships with major corporate, institutional and government clients.
Prior to joining CBA, Ian was a Management Committee member of Zurich Capital Markets Asia, the investment banking arm of the Zurich Financial Services Group. Ian previously held various leadership positions at Bankers Trust Australia Limited and ultimately led the investment bank’s Global Metals and Mining Industry Group. He also worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Ian is currently a Director of Air Lease Corporation, a NYSE listed commercial aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles and a director of the United States Studies Centre, a Sydney University-based research centre, dedicated to the rigorous analysis of American foreign policy, economics, politics and culture.
He was formerly a board member of Father Chris Riley’s Youth off the Streets, a not for profit organisation providing support to chronically homeless and abused youth in our society. He was also a director of Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA) from 2008 until 2013. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). Ian has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with first class honours from the University of New South Wales.