John is a connector.
John is generous.
John is personal.
He may be a highly experienced strategic business, taxation and financial advisor, but many value John most for his unconventional thinking and the depth of his personal relationships.
Viewing the world like an interconnected ecosystem, John loves to test and challenge traditional business theories. He uses his training in economics, biology, and chartered accounting to create a deep understanding of business strategy to help grow great businesses, and people.
With significant experience in Big Four firms in Australia and overseas, and Directorships with Flinders University (now serving Council for the third time), New Venture Institute, Foodbank SA, Port Adelaide Football Club, Seymour College, Guildhouse, Founders First and many other privately-owned companies, John is known for being a passionate contributor to many business and community organisations.
John has also held key roles in the development of the River Bank precinct in Adelaide. He was part of the three-person Committee that lead the development of “Next Gen” for Memorial Drive Tennis Club, and as a Director of Port Adelaide Football Club, he worked with key stakeholders to move AFL football to Adelaide Oval, and to transfer the AFL Licences from the SANFL to Port Adelaide and Adelaide Football Club.
Migrating to Australia from Scotland as a child, John brought his passion for football with him, playing for the Australian High Schools Soccer team, State Teams, and State League. You’ll still find him on the pitch playing seven a side with, or coaching, his sons and stepsons, enjoying being “Life Member No 2” with Sturt Lions (which he helped establish in 2004), and President of Cumberland United Women’s Football Club.