Independent Non-Executive Director / Chairman, Australia

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  • John was appointed to the Speedcast Board in 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and appointed as Chairman in 2014.
  • He has over 15 years of experience as a Chairman and Director of major companies across the communications, utilities, health, construction and education sectors.
  • John is currently a Director of ASX-listed property developer CIC Australia and Chairman of the audit and remuneration committees and a Director of data centre manufacturer Datapod.
  • Previously, John held the role of Chairman of TransACT Communications, a regional integrated telecommunications and subscription TV operator. John was the Chairman and CEO of ACTEW Corporation and CEO, Chairman and founder of its joint venture with AGL. Earlier in his career, John held a number of senior roles in the Australian federal public service.
  • John has been a Chairman or Director of several charitable, arts and sporting boards. He was Chancellor of the University of Canberra and Chairman of the Strategic Advisory Board of the National Arboretum Canberra.
  • He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004, and was named as Canberra Citizen of the Year in 2008. John holds Bachelors of Arts (Administration) and Economics and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Canberra.