Expert Advisor (BSc, BE (Hons), MBA)
John is a senior executive with substantial advisory and management experience across both the public and private sectors. He has in-depth commercial expertise across a variety of industry sectors, with particular knowledge of the electricity and telecommunications industry, and substantial capital markets and IPO experience. He also has extensive advisory background with particular strengths in resolving complex commercial issues, corporate strategy, corporate finance, public policy, business case development, enhancing business performance and large scale project management.
John’s recent experience includes Deputy Secretary, New Zealand Treasury Governance related roles being responsible for the division within NZ Treasury that included the Appointments and Governance function that advised Ministers (of Finance and SOEs) on director appointments to 30+ commercial Boards (including all SOEs). He also led the team that preparation and implementation of the Government’s Mixed Ownership Model / Share Offer program. This involved establishing the legal and policy framework under which the offers could be made, and then executing 3 IPOs and a major sell-down in a 11 month period in a heavily politicised and scrutinised environment. Prior to this role, John was an advisor to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he provided free and frank advice directly to both the current and previous New Zealand Prime Ministers on matters either brought formally to Cabinet or Cabinet Committees, or on issues that suddenly emerged.
John has John has significant experience in trade and investment facilitation, including holding roles of Regional Director - Auspac, NZ Trade and Enterprise and Director Australia, Investment New Zealand based in Sydney. In these roles he effectively managed NZ Government trade promotion and investment attraction activities in region.
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- Corporate Strategy
- Corporate Finance
- Public Policy
- Trade and Investment facilitation
- Enhancing Business Performance
- Large Scale Project Management