Meet Ivan

Name: Ivan Colhoun

Your role: Chief Economist, Markets

Region: Sydney, New South Wales

What’s your story?

I always wanted to be a pilot and disliked public speaking at school. It’s somewhat surprising that I have had a long career as an economist, which involves many presentations and speeches each year. I do hold a commercial pilot’s license now, although I don’t do much flying these days as I have two young children.

How have you made a difference?

I like to think I have brought passion, energy, commitment and common sense to economics at the organisations I have worked for over the years. My three golden rules of research are to help customers make money; make clients’ lives easier; and challenge their existing view of the world.

NAB’s volunteer days in particular allow me to present once a year to high school students in Tasmania’s North West Coast which is an area with high unemployment. I encourage them to finish year 12 and to go on to university. The first year I presented, one student was inspired to study economics!

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about Tasmania, education – especially for those less fortunate in society, flying and planes, the Western Bulldogs and Arsenal, golf, economics, markets, customer service, pinot noir and of course my family and friends.

Meet Claire

She’s focussed on achieving great outcomes for her team.

Meet Blake

He met his now wife at NAB.

Meet Ingrid

A lover of Hot Pilates, Macro Bowls and growing Australian businesses.

Meet Cameron

Based on the Gold Coast, he naturally loves the water.

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