Ian Knop

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Ian Knop AM is an Australian businessman and Chairman and Managing Director of Profile Ray & Berndtson, which is described as "an international executive search and management consulting firm". The firm was founded in 1976 by Knop. He is also Chairman of the Ray and Berndtson Asia Pacific Practice. He has been appointed as Chairman of the Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, a Tasmanian government advisory body.[1] He is also the Chairman of the Sugar Research and Development Corporation,[2] a position he was appointed to in October 2007.[3]

In 2007 he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) "For service to business, particularly to industry development in Tasmania, and to the community through a range of executive roles with energy, finance, sporting and Indigenous support organisations."[4]

A biographical note states that he "holds a bachelor's degree in business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology".[5]

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  1. ^ Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, "About Us: The Authority", Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority, accessed March 2010.
  2. ^ Sugar Research and Development Corporation, "About: Our Board", Sugar Research and Development Corporation website, accessed March 2010.
  3. ^ Tony Burke, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, "New Sugar Research and Development board appointed", Media Release, 2 June 2008.
  4. ^ "KNOP, Ian Reginald", "It's An Honour: Australia Celebrating Australians", Australian Government, accessed March 2010.
  5. ^ a b c "Ian R.G. Knop", Odgers Berndtson website, accessed March 2010.
  6. ^ Mark Vaile, "Vaile Announces New Austrade Board Appointments", Media Release, 20 May 2005.
  7. ^ Aurora Energy, Annual Report 2006/2007, Aurora Energy, page 55.