John is Wellington tourism’s CEO, making the Wellington region wildly famous.
He ran New Zealand Post, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the New Zealand Racing Board. The last two extremely tough roles. Post Covid we think Wellington Inc is in good hands. He has made some good hires and looks like he prefers an event driven recovery which was the big driver when Wellington was actually famous.
We found this natural leader to have boundless energy and a sharp mind. He was focused on solutions and held a bold vision. His only weakness is he is from the Waikato.
A huge heart, lots of compassion and with a cheeky fun humerus side that should come in handy in his maneuvering around WCC.