John is a fourth generation Dubbo resident with six generations of family residing in the region.
Locally John is seen as synonymous with business, community and leadership in Dubbo and indeed across the Western NSW region spanning many years, different sectors and social groups.
John is a successful businessman of over 39 years. He is Managing Director of Techni-clean Australia (with Offices in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Dubbo), Managing Director of Techni-Seal Australia and Partner in Walkom Bros Pty Ltd.
He has been Chair of Regional Development Australia Orana for the past 9 years, and is now in the National Reference group of Committee Chairs advising the Australian Government on regional development.
He also sits on the board of Taronga Zoo, Taronga Conservation Society, he Chairs Dubbo communities DREAM festival, and has a long history in NSW Rugby League and is a strong advoate for Indigenous education, training, business and employment including the Clontarf Foundation.