John is a former partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Australia. He retired from PwC in December 2009 after 25 years as a partner. John is a qualified chartered accountant and lawyer.
John has specialised in financial services throughout his professional career. He held a number of leadership and management positions in his career with PwC, including Global Financial Services Tax & Legal leader, and Financial Services practice leader in Australia and Asia.
Over the years, John has undertaken major policy consulting to the Commonwealth and NSW Governments on Investment attraction, taxation, the establishment of government agencies, and financial services generally. He was a member of the Commonwealth Government’s AXISS Advisory Board (2001-2003) and has been an adviser to the Commonwealth Government’s Board of Taxation (2010-11).
As a Director of Intersect Australia Limited since 2008, John chairs the Board’s Audit and Risk Management Committee. John was also the Chair (2001-2011) of SIRCA which funds and supports post-graduate applied financial services research by its Australian University members.
John is currently Chair of the Boards of Volt Bank Limited and Volt Corporation Limited, an authorised Australian retail bank and its authorised holding company respectively. John was also a Director of ING Bank (Australia) Limited and chaired the Board’s Audit Committee (2010-2018). He was also Chairman of the Board of IP Payments (2011-2014), a payments software company.
John is currently Chair of the Board of the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) at the University of New South Wales . He was President and Chairman of the Board of the Art Gallery Society of NSW (2008-2014) and during that period a member of the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation.