Ian H.S. Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976 specialising in income tax and management advice for individuals and small businesses. His prior career was in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations. He has a Masters Degree in Taxation Law and Graduate Diplomas in Accounting and Income Tax.

Ian has been a member of the boards of both a private and a public school, a number of community and sporting groups, as well as honorary auditor or adviser for a number of charitable organisations.

His honours include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, and the Distinguished Service Award and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.

A member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham since 1978, Ian has served as Rotary International President, Treasurer, Director, Foundation trustee, and member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees.

He and his wife, Juliet, a past district governor, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation.