Ivan grew up as a 3rd Generation dairy farmer and farmed on a dairy farm in the Mary Valley/Queensland. Dairy cows as well as agriculture and farming have been his passion all his life.
Before dairying again when he turned 40, he was growing vegetables and also established a transport business. In 2002 he established the company BE WRIGHT Enterprises and started to milk cows again. In 2007 he built the most modern 500 dairy cow barn in Queensland with a 50-head Rotary where he bred and milked high performing Holstein Frisian cows.
He sold the dairy in March 2014, but his passion and interest to help the dairy industry and his former colleagues is predominant.