Ian Mackenzie

Ian Mackenzie
Ian Mackenzie is a member of the nationally recognized Public Banking Institute, a non-profit, nonpartisan public policy organization, engaged in campaigns of public education to create a new economy with public banks at the state, county and city levels in the U.S. and Canada. In 2019, Ian co-founded the Public Bank San Diego which joined the California Public Banking Alliance, which sponsored AB857 approved by Governor Newsom in October, 2019, to enable the first 10 public banks in California. It has also sponsored AB310 to convert the existing California State owned IBank to a depository bank, California Public Bank.

Ian graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and University of Strathclyde and has had extensive experience as an architect and developer as well as a general contractor, real estate broker and mortgage lender. He has also co-owned a restaurant chain and an international trading company. This company specialized in exporting large pre-engineered steel buildings along with interior building materials, building equipment and tools, to Poland and Czech Republic. After the banking crisis of 2008 he focused on renewable energy, primarily wind and solar farms in seven western states. He and his partners have also been working on low-income and senior communities.

He is well versed in both ends of credit transactions, as a developer/borrower and as a mortgage lender.