Ian Henstock joined the Clough board in January 2012. He commenced his career with Ernst & Young as an articled clerk and rose to the position of executive deputy chair before joining Capital Partners as executive director. Following a period with Deloitte & Touche as corporate finance managing partner, he became chief executive of Bridge Capital, growing that business into a successful niche investment banking firm. He joined ABSA Group in 2004 to head up ABSA Merchant Bank, and within six months he was promoted to lead ABSA Corporate & Merchant Bank. He transferred to ABSA Private Bank in April 2006 after Barclays acquired control of the ABSA Group, in the role of senior executive for strategic wealth management. He joined Murray & Roberts as commercial director in July 2008.