Ian Horne is one of South Australia’s most talented and experienced industry advocates. Since matriculating at Henley High School, Ian has acquired a wealth of other academic and business credentials.
Ian has a Graduate Certificate in Management (GradCertMgt) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Adelaide.
Ian first joined the AHA (SA) in late 1983 as the Manager of Hospitality Group Training, a group training scheme that was operated in partnership with the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union. In 1985, he was promoted to the role of Industrial Relations Manager and then in 1986, he took over as General Manager of the AHA (SA), a position he held for the next 12 years. During this time, Ian oversaw the introduction of gaming machines to local hotels, a move that has reinvigorated the industry to the point where SA now boasts some of the best hotels in Australia.
In 1998, Ian became the Executive Director of the Motor Trade Association in SA. He returned to the AHA (SA) as General Manager in September of 2005.
Along with his managerial roles at the MTA and the AHA, Ian has been a member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Advisory Committee, a board member of Crimestoppers, and the Vice Chair, Treasurer and board member of the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority. In 2006, Ian was appointed to the board of the South Australian Tourism Commission.