Extremely community-minded, John has vast commercial and board experience spanning both profit and not for profit organisations,honed by a New Zealand and international corporate business career. His business acumen is an asset for the Resthaven Foundation, and his sense of humour means there is never a dull moment at board meetings!
John was a Cambridge Councillor for the Waipa District Council, which included the role of Chair of the Waipa District Council Strategic Planning and Policy Committee. He has also held the position of Chair of the Cambridge Community Board, Cambridge Parks and Reserves, Light up Cambridge and Le Quesnoy Sister City Committees.
John has taken a special interest in the Foundation because of its absolute community focus and forward-thinking spirit. It comes as no surprise one of John's favourite pursuits is business governance and management, but when John can be dragged away from the board table, his other interests include farming, forestry, wetland trust, Rotary and equestrian activities.