2017 –

John is a chartered accountant, accredited fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Commissioner at Resource management hearings.

He is a former senior partner of his Chartered Accounting firm and brings experienced and expertise across local Government having been elected as councillor for the Tauranga City Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council including four terms as chair. He has a strong background in economic development business development, and funds management. He is a former member of many companies including 13 years as a director for the Port of Tauranga. John resides in Tauranga.