Ian Carter is the Chief Executive Officer of Anglicare in WA. He began his working career as a teacher and then a Youth Education Officer in State High Schools. He continues to be involved in a number of community organisations and activities.
During the 1980s and early 1990s Mr Carter worked in various Government departments and agencies, with a particular emphasis on economic development in rural communities. His final Government appointment was as the Director of Community Economic Development in the Department of Commerce & Trade until April 1995 when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Anglicare WA.
Mr Carter was the Chairperson of the State Government Taskforce on Poverty during 1997, Chairman of the Anti Poverty Week Steering Committee in WA in 2004 and co-Chair in 2005. In December 2008 he was appointed Chair of the Western Australian State Government Social Housing Taskforce. He was also one of the founders and a Director on the Board of JOBfutures, a new and innovative national not-for-profit employment company. Mr Carter has been the President of WACOSS for four years and Deputy President of ACOSS for two years.
In 2002 Mr Carter was appointed to the honorary position of Adjunct Professor in the Division of Humanities at Curtin University.
In January 2009 Mr Carter was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AM).