About ICN NSW
ICN NSW is a government funded not-for-profit organisation. The head office is located in North Sydney, and regional offices are in Newcastle, Parkes, Nowra and Wagga Wagga.
What is ICN NSW?
In NSW, ICN is funded by NSW Government to assist urban and regional communities to increase economic prosperity.
ICN NSW was established in 1985 and is funded by NSW Government. Everything we do is guided by a clear vision to help increase economic activity and jobs for the business community of New South Wales and, more generally, Australia.
We introduce businesses of all sizes to projects large and small across NSW, to a network of experienced industry procurement and supply chain specialists.
Ian Hudson is currently Executive Director of ICN NSW. He started his business career in the consumer goods packaging industry as a cadet at Amatil Ltd. He then moved through junior accounting and operations roles to develop a sound appreciation of business and into sales and product management positions in the industrial packaging and building materials industries. From there he undertook marketing roles in the food packaging industry which involved everything from corporate marketing to new product development and capital expenditure programmes. This broad experience was then utilised as a business consultant assisting manufacturers, local governments and not-for-profits. He now fills the role of Executive Director with ICN following previous roles at ICN as Regional Manager, Manager Agrifood and Economic Development Officer Aboriginal Business.
With a background in the oil and gas industry, Thuy joined ICN in 2009 to support the resources drive on projects like Gorgon and Ichthys. Before that started though, it was engagement in the Building the Education stimulus program that provided exposure to the depth and scale of ICN’s reach in connecting businesses with opportunities. Since then, Thuy have had involvement in projects large and small across a diverse range of sectors to appreciate Australian industry’s ingenuity and resilience. Based in ICN NSW North Sydney office, Thuy oversees metropolitan Sydney projects and have been enjoying the challenges and rewards in looking after transformational and community impacting projects like the NSW Bushfire Clean-up Program and Sydney Metro.
Dusko is a highly experienced Manager with 40 years’ experience in the development, design, procurement and delivery of major infrastructure projects across Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Dusko has held senior roles for the last 20 years with Tier 1 contractors: Barclay Mowlem/Laing O’Rourke, Abigroup and Lendlease prior to joining ICN NSW in Regional Manager – Hunter & Northern role in 2017.
His extensive experience in procurement strategy, commercial alignment, contract award, project mobilisation & overseeing contract administration is a key asset for the current role with ICN.
Since 2018 Dusko fills the role of NSW Defence Industry Manager for the major defence projects and Advisor to the Hunter Defence Task Force.
Jerone has worked in the construction and manufacturing industries for 33 years. Before commencing with ICN, he serviced construction sites with primary inputs and consumables. This has given Jerone a sound knowledge of the regional construction industry and its diverse needs. Jerone prides himself on developing productive business relationships and providing a valuable service to NSW industry.
Wally Hirsch is ICN’s Regional Manager for the Illawarra/South East, Wally has performed this role since July 2001 and has been instrumental in delivering local and Indigenous industry into many and varied projects in the Region.
Prior to joining ICN spent 17 years with Austrade culminating in event managing Business Club Australia programs during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Geoff joined ICN NSW as the regional manager for the Riverina Murray in May 2020.
Prior to commencing with ICN NSW Geoff worked to assist national and international construction companies and machinery supply chain in the area of safety and compliance.
Prior to that he worked in the area of material supply to the construction industry. Geoff is committed to facilitation connections between buyers and suppliers for their mutual benefit.