Ian Hutchinson

Chief Engagement Officer + Employee Engagement Expert, Speaker & Author

Ian Hutchinson (B.Bus, Grad.Dip.Psy, CSP) is an Australian Professional Speakers Hall of Fame speaker & trainer, being honored with the Educator of the Year for Excellence Award.

Ian is author of ‘People Glue: Employee Engagement & Retention Solutions That Stick!’

For the past 20 years Ian has had the privilege of helping 100’s of organisations unlock their employee engagement potential, as well as over 50,000 employees/individuals become happier, more motivated, fulfilled and on purpose through simple, easy-to-use innovative programs, tools & systems.





Ian has a Bachelor of Business in Management and Marketing, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and has studied internationally in career development (which all combined makes him a very confused individual!)

Ian has been profiled in mainstream media such as The New York Times, The Australia Financial Review, Business Review Weekly, The Today Show (Channel 9), Today Tonight (Channel 7) and Reality Bites (ABC).


Thought Leadership

Ian is author of ‘People Glue: Engagement & Staff Retention Solutions That Stick’‘Your Life by Design Kick Start’ as well as 52 Strategies to Work Life Balance

He is the creator of ‘meCentral.com‘, a world first Employee Driven Engagement system (licensed in 5 countries) that activates employee engagement responsibility at all organisational levels, from HR to People Leaders to employees, simply and easily increasing motivation.

His programs enable individuals and organisations to fully realise their potential by increasing employee engagement and motivation with quick win tools and sustainable systems.


Ian lives on the Northern Beaches of Sydney (Australia). He is a self confessed doting dad to his beautiful daughter, Sierra.  He is passionate about his work, “walks the talk” and lives by the philosophy:  “Have a fun youthful attitude, keep things simple and above all remember that life is for living”



Ian has international expertise (working in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East), combined with over two decades of local experience consulting to the majority of Australia’s top 10 companies in employee engagement.

Organisations include but are not limited to:

  • Macquarie Bank
  • Perpetual
  • AMP
  • CBA
  • NAB
  • ANZ
  • Westpac
  • Siemens
  • Coke
  • PepsiCo
  • SAP
  • United Nations (WFP)
  • McDonalds
  • Linfox
  • Staples
  • Lend Lease
  • Randstad
  • Mallesons
  • PwC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Deloitte
  • TNT
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Toyota
  • 3 Mobile
  • Vodafone
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • Eli Lilly
  • AstraZenca
  • Flight Centre
  • Bakers Delight
  • Boost Juice