Alera National Conference 2021, Melbourne, Australia, 15th & 16th October 2021 

ALERA National Conference 2020, Melbourne, 16th to 17th October

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Ian Masson

Ian Masson was appointed as a Deputy President to the Fair Work Commission in July 2017 and is currently National Practice Leader for enterprise agreements within the Commission.


Prior to his appointment Ian worked in operational as well as senior executive employee and industrial relations roles across the manufacturing, mining, oil and gas sectors in a career that commenced in 1986. He has also worked in almost every state of Australia including NSW, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.


Immediately prior to his appointment Ian worked for ExxonMobil Australia as its Industrial Relations Manager and before that as the Vice President Human Resources for Woodside Energy Ltd during which period he led the planning and execution of labour relations strategy on some of the largest construction projects in Australia over the past two decades. 


Prior to that he also worked for several years as the Australian Mines and Metals Association’s (AMMA) National Industry Manager and in that role was responsible for industrial relations policy development and advocacy as well representing the Australian resource sector at International Labour Organisation (ILO) forums and serving as a director on the Board of the now Maritime Super Fund (formerly SRF).


Ian grew up in Newcastle (NSW), graduated from Newcastle University with a Bachelor of Economics, is married with two adult daughters and now lives in Melbourne.