Chairman, Lifeline Australia
John was appointed as Chairman, Lifeline Australia in 2012. John is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Landcom, he was appointed to the Landcom Board in January 2012 as Chairman before accepting the permanent role of CEO in May 2018. Landcom is a NSW Government State Owned Corporation which creates more affordable and sustainable communities for NSW.
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.
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, elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person to lead a major political party at a state or federal level.
John is also the Chairman of Furlough House Retirement Village, a Director of Australian’s for Mental Health and a Patron of Kookaburra Kids, Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club and Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and holds a Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Sydney.
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.