John practices as a barrister in Auckland. He has extensive experience working with confidential and sensitive information. During a wide ranging role in local and international business development, he has worked successfully with people from different cultures and circumstances.
John’s business experience has included high level management roles in industry and finance sectors. Entrepreneurially, he has been responsible for the creation of a major international television channel – Asia Business News (now CNBC Asia’s business channel) -and established the ARTS channel on Sky TV.
He is a world ranging sailor, recently having sailed to Chile then through the Straits of Magellan up the Atlantic to Cape Verde islands and back to New Zealand via the Caribbean, Panama and the Pacific. Other journeys include a voyage south to the Auckland Islands. John is a keen and eclectic reader and enjoys playing the piano.