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Ian Rodwell BCom


Ian Rodwell

The founder of the Adcorp Group in 1981, Ian Rodwell held the position of Managing Director until his retirement in January 2004. Traditionally a recruitment-focused advertising agency; under Ian’s leadership Adcorp successfully diversified into the property, automotive and corporate sectors.

The agency also expanded its geographic footprint to cover all mainland states of Australia and four locations in New Zealand.

Ian’s passion for the business saw him look globally for value-added solutions that he could introduce to the Australian and New Zealand market. This quest saw Adcorp introduce both the first commercial job board and pioneer the use of Applicant Tracking System (ATS) technologies into the region.

Ian’s interest in technologies has continued following his retirement from Adcorp with his appointment as Chairman of Optalert Ltd; a company that has developed and is now marketing an innovative technology product called Optalert that identifies and measures driver fatigue.

In 1999, Ian listed Adcorp on the Australian Stock Exchange where it now trades under the AAU symbol.

In addition to his corporate commitments, Ian dedicates considerable time to charitable causes and is currently a Director of Diabetes Australia Research Trust (DART); an organisation responsible for the raising for funds for diabetes research and the awarding of grants to medical researchers in Australia. 

On 26th January 2017, Ian Rodwell was recognised by the Governor General with an Order of Australia for his distinguished service to community health as a supporter and advocate for funding to promote research and awareness of Motor Neurone Disease in Australia.

Ian is Chairman of Adcorp’s Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Our Board

Ian Rodwell BCom


David Morrison B Bus (Hons)

Executive Director

Dean Capobianco BEc

Non-Executive Director

Alex Parsons

Alex Parsons B Bus, Graduate Certificate of Management

CEO and Executive Director