John is currently the Manager of Jobs Queensland Limited, a ParentsNext provider in Logan. He is also involved in employment, social enterprise and ‘corporate social responsibility’ strategy and activation across industries and sectors. He has a long history of innovation in these areas and has been involved in most of the employment initiatives and programs, from either the provider or Government side, over the past four decades.
John recently retired from yourtown (BoysTown) after 20 years, during which time he brought the organisation into employment services, Indigenous strategies and social enterprises that have provided opportunity to thousands of disadvantaged people.
He believes that work, for most people, is the primary path to economic independence, social inclusion and wellbeing.