John was appointed to the Board of Landcom in January 2012 as Chairman before accepting the permanent role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2018. Prior to this John was the Managing Director & CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the CEO of the Financial Services Council and the CEO of Manchester Unity.
He is also the Chairman of Lifeline Australia and Furlough House Retirement Village and patron of Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club, Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and Kookaburra Kids.
John’s previous non-executive directorships include Abacus Australian Mutuals (Chairman), BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education (Chairman), NIA Pty Limited (health.com.au), Sydney Ports Corporation, Australian Private Health Insurance Association and the Australian Friendly Societies Association.
From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. In 2002, John was elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person ever to hold the role and lead a major political party in Australia.
In January 2014, John was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through representational roles with social welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to the business and financial sectors and to the Parliament of New South Wales.
John holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.