requires both energy and resilience. Successful people learn
from failure and have a strong sense of vision and the bigger
has been defined by his leadership and enhancing the approach of
management to shareholders and other key stakeholders. This
experience gives John an understanding of how managers can lose
sight of the bigger picture in the often frantic life within an
With more than 29 years’ leadership experience in
funds management and equities research, including five years as
an executive director of a major stockbroker and investment
bank, John Parker has a strong appreciation of the
organisational challenges and dynamics of corporate life.
In 2003, John founded a funds management business
and successfully jointly managed an Australian equities fund
until May 2010.
It’s these skills, along with his strong
communication, energy and empathy that John brings to his
“Coaching is an investment in executives who are
highly valued by their organisation. By providing executives
with the tools to reflect and think differently about strategies
and priorities and through thoughtful questioning, that in
itself leads to ‘the answers’, executives become more confident
and ultimately better performers.”
John’s executive experience includes roles as
non-executive director of listed investment company Gowing Bros
Limited and Chair of its audit committee and as Joint Managing
Director of funds management company GoldPark Asset Management
and Director of County Natwest Securities.
Married to Sally since 1986, John has two sons
and enjoys reading, surfing, skiing, fly-fishing, bush walking,
photography and music.