Non-executive Non-independent Director
John’s background is in research, development, and manufacturing and distribution companies operating in the marine, vehicle, electronics and software sectors in New Zealand, Australia (including ASX listed), USA, and Europe. John has held technical, general management and executive roles in New Zealand and the UK. and was a founding shareholder of Adherium Limited, which recently listed on the ASX.
He is a director or chair of several companies and has a number of investments in early-stage technology firms. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ), a Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. Previously he was Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association and other senior management roles.
He is a founding shareholder and current Chairman of ProACtive Software Limited and Coretex Limited, both of which have operations in Australia. He has been a Director of Industrial Research Ltd., Stabi Craft Marine. Carlton Taylor Ltd. and Hamer Ltd.
John is a founding shareholder of Powerhouse Ventures Limited and a substantial shareholder of the Company. He is also Chairman of the Portfolio Committee. John is also a an advisor to CRIS Limited where he was a Director until May 2017.
Appointed to the Board on 16/08/2006.