It’s with huge regret that we have to inform our community of the passing of Ian Perry. Ian was involved in a helicopter crash in rural Victoria, AU, on 31st March 2022 that sadly saw the loss of 5 lives.
Ian joined the Syndex whanau to lead our Australian business in 2020, commencing the most recent stage of an outstanding career in banking and finance, mainly in the agri sector. He brought energy, insights, experience and humour to our business and we were in awe of his standing in the Australian agricultural sector. We feel privileged that he chose to work with us; he was inspiring and reassuring to his colleagues, with a voice and presence that we all valued and appreciated.
Ian spent his career in Banking and Finance with 35 years at ANZ before moving on to hold Executive Management positions at Ruralco Holdings Limited and Nutrien AgSolutions. In his later years of Banking he experienced the Agribusiness and Agriculture Industry and remained in that industry for over 20 years. He built a strong understanding of the sector, and developed a deep industry network. Most recently, Ian accumulated valuable Board Director experience on several boards including non-wholly owned subsidiaries of RHL/Nutrien and Not For Profits organisations.
Most of all he was a great bloke, with a huge zest for life and a wonderful family that he adored and who adored him. He leaves behind a wide group of family, friends and colleagues that will miss him dreadfully. The world is a poorer place without him, but at Syndex we hope to always honour the values and standards he lived his life by.