John has over 15 years of experience as a Chairman and Director of major companies across the communications, utilities, health, construction and education sectors.
He created ActewAGL, a retailer of electricity and gas in the ACT and Southern NSW. Under his leadership as CEO, and Chairman, it provided residents with the cheapest electricity prices as well as the best customer service.
John has been a Chairman or Director of several charitable, arts and sporting boards. He is the Independent Non-executive Chairman of Speedcast International (ASX:SDA), a listed satellite services company, and Chairman of the National Arboretum Foundation. He was also Chancellor of the University of Canberra and Chairman of the National Arboretum Canberra.
- Created and led one of the most profitable energy retailers in the ACT and Southern NSW
- Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004, and named Canberra Citizen of the Year in 2008
- Holds a Bachelor of Arts (Administration) and Economics and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Canberra