Born Hatfield in Hertfordshire UK 1948 amd grew up in a small rural village 20 miles north west of London. At the age of 17. John departed England on the 23rd December 1965, and arrived in Australia on Australia Day 1966. Initially John worked in retail, including David Jones and Sydney wide discount stores. In June 1968 he commenced National Se4rvice and toured Vietnam from March 1969 to June 1970.
John moeto Dural COuntry Club in 1980 as assistant manager unger Hugh Simmons, having previously worked with Hugh at Cast Hill RSL, and in 1991 John became General Manager.During his tenure John developed the Club into a first class facility for the local community and was instrumental in winning Club of the Year award for most improved club financially in the category in 1995. On behalf of the Club, John had a keen interest in supporting the local community, charities and those in need, and during this period the Club donated large funds to many worthu causes. In December 2010 he retired from the Dural Club but still retains interest in the local community.
John remarried in 1981 to Lyn Bryant who workd at Dural Coutnry Club as Catering Manager, unfortunately Lyn passed away in 1996 leaving John with three beautiful daughters and 9 grandchildren. These days John’s passions are his children and golf; for a number of years John was the president of the Richmond Golf Club.
In the early 90’s John became involved in the Chamber and was an active member of the Chamber Executive until he retired in 2011. John iis currently a member of the orgainising committee of Dural Rotary and Chamber golf day.