McLean & Associates

Ian McLean

McLean & Associates

Ian McLean B.A., Dip.Bus. Admin - Chairman

Ian strives to ensure he delivers added value to his clients by combining innovative thinking, community involvement and a personal drive for excellence and results. Ian assists the clients of McLean and Associates through a wide combination of knowledge, experience and a wide network of professional associates. His 15 + years of experience in Executive and Board positions have been valuable to organizations in the Public, Private and Not-For-Profit Sectors.

Ian is presently President/CEO of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce (GKWCC). One of the largest Chambers in the country, with over 1800 members and a full time staff of 16, Ian leads this dynamic and influential community organization. The GKWCC serves its members with networking and educational programs, innovative member rewards and many advocacy initiatives.
During Ian’s career, he has held a variety of senior level positions both professionally and in volunteer roles. Ian has performed strategic job functions with many organizations and as an external consultant through his consulting firm. Some of the organizations he has been involved include: The Region of Waterloo Community Safety & Crime Prevention Council, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Knox Session, Paul Puncher Clothier, Labatt Brewery, Lakeport Brewery and a number of charitable organizations.

Ian has served on:

  •  Waterloo Economic Development Committee
  •  Waterloo Public Library Board of Directors
  •  Waterloo Uptown Business Improvement Area Board of Directors
  •  Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee

In addition, Ian continues to serve:

  •  Knox Session
  •  Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region Council

Ian holds an Honours BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. He played Varsity football at the University of Toronto, is an avid golfer and loves to cook. Ian is the proud father of his two daughters Hannah and Abigail and Golden Retriever, Solomon.

Connect with Ian today and get your business on the right path. Call Ian at 519-584-1055  or Email Ian at