John holds a Master of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science, complemented by leadership qualifications from Harvard University. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, and a practitioner Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

With a career spanning the Profit for Purpose sector since 2007, John has served in CEO, Executive and Director roles across various sectors, including Aged Care, Disability services, education, welfare, health, and faith-based organisations.

Passionate about advocating for vulnerable individuals, John received the Lake Macquarie Citizen of the Year award in the 2017 Australia Day Awards, and is a sought-after speaker on leadership and exposing wrongdoing. John has also been heavily involved in three recent Royal Commissions, including the Aged Care Royal Commission, Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation into people with Disability, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

John’s work for the Anglican church has been extensively covered in acclaimed author Anne Manne’s recently launched book “Crimes of the Cross – the Anglican Paedophile Network of Newcastle and the man who fought for Justice”.

To further strengthen his skills in the care sector, John took months out of his executive career in 2023 to complete formal qualifications as an Assistant Nurse.

John currently serves as the CEO of The Mai-Wel Group maintaining his commitment to supporting vulnerable individuals.