John's career has spanned a number of professional interests, including philanthropy, human rights, higher education and industrial relations. He has worked for one of Australia's leading corporate trustee companies, managing some of Australia's most influential philanthropic foundations.
Specialising in organisational capacity building, major projects were developed in the areas of social housing, child protection, disability and the Arts. Other professional roles included leadership of an influential social justice organisation promoting and protecting human rights, university lecturer and industrial organiser.
John is the current Chief Executive Officer of Principles for Social Investment Secretariat, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact. In a voluntary capacity, he is a Director of the Council for Homeless Persons.