John has over 20 years’ experience in private equity, corporate finance and strategy, at international and boutique firms including: Macquarie Bank, McKinsey & Company, Poynton & Partners, Bain & Co, Next Capital and Evello Partners. His initial career was in the New Zealand Army as a combat engineer officer, specialising in bomb disposal, including as contingent commander establishing the inaugural UN mine clearance programme in Afghanistan / Pakistan.
John’s focus is on business building, including complex interactions between strategy and transactions. He has served on a range of private, government and not-for-profit boards. Industry experience includes upstream and downstream energy and infrastructure, property, finance, agribusiness and commercialisation.
John has an MBA (Distinction) from the AGSM (UNSW) and Wharton (University of Pennsylvania); BA Economics and Certificate of Military Studies (UNSW and Royal Military College Duntroon, First in Class); Graduate Certificate in Applied Engineering; and is a Graduate of AICD (Order of Merit).