John was appointed to the Board on 14 August 2019. He has held a range of senior executive roles across a variety of sectors including building and industrial materials manufacturing, distribution, finance and consumer goods. John was most recently the Chief Executive for the building trade materials supplier, Placemakers, and previously held leadership roles at Godfrey Hirst, Lion Nathan and Barclays Bank PLC. He currently sits on the boards of Horizon Energy Group, NZ Scaffolding Group (Chair), Door+Window Systems Auckland and Blood Corp. He has an economics degree from Otago University, Post Graduate Marketing Diploma from Auckland University and has completed the Senior Executive program at Columbia University, New York.