Ian Short
Ian Short
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Co-founder - The Connective

Ian is the co-founder of The Connective, an organisation that helps design and implement alternative business models and investment structures that deliver for people and planet.

He is the former CEO of Climate-KIC, the world’s largest climate change innovation partnership, and of the Institute for Sustainability. Both organisations were established to support systems innovation.

After starting his career in finance with the New Zealand Treasury and ten years at a global investment bank, he was introduced to the value of a systems mindset when leading the establishment of an urban development corporation responsible for the regeneration of east London. Ian is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the Auckland Foundation and an RSA Oceania Board Member.