A brief profile of Ian Marchment

Ian’s family name MARCHMENT comes from the word Merchant, his ancestors have been merchants and traders over many centuries.

He was born in 1946. Educated at Caulfield Grammar, Scotch College and specialised in Sales and Marketing at the Institute of Management

He has played most sports, including Amateur football for 10 years, basketball, cross country running, competitive tennis for 10 years, snow skiing and he has been a member at VGC for 50 years .

Ian’s first job was with Alex Cowen at 500 Collins St, who were manufacturing paper merchants. Some 2 years later he joined the family business, manufacturing Commercial Stationers and specialised for Solicitors and Accountants.
With his marketing background, he published 2 GST Cashbooks for Accountants selling in excess of 25,000 copies.

Over the last 14 years of his working life, he set up an Ergonomic Solutions Business, doing workplace assessments, resolving pain issues for wrist, neck, shoulder, headache and lower back pain issues.
He has been President of the National Office products of Australia and the Brighton Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Transplant Promotion council of Victoria for 5 years, initiating potential organ donor on the Victorian driver’s licence, taking organ donor registration from under 10,000 to just under half a million. He is currently on the board of Aquamill a water purification company.

Ian is a committed bushwalker and today leads bush walks for Bayside Bush Walking Club for 1-3 weeks. He has walked the Camino, Annapurna’s in Nepal and recently the Larapinta Trek, an 18 day walk from Alice Springs to Mt Sonder west along the McDonald Ranges.
For the last 5 years he has tutored for U3A running a course called “Motivation to refocus your life” and “Fulfilment in Retirement”.

In June 2019 he walked Coast to Coast in the UK for 18 days from St Bees on the west coast to Robin hood bay on the east coast. He walked through the Lake district and Yorkshire mores. In 2020 he will be walking the Via Francigena from the Swiss border to Rome which is a historic route from Northern Europe and will take 60 days.