the freedom for open and unbiased discussion on problems and
issues, allowing you to draw on experiences gained over a
"A beautifully shaped long
shot into a golf green is always a great buzz," says John
It is achievement that comes
after considerable effort and hard work that holds the greatest
reward for this company director and former chairman and CEO.
Solid, cornerstone values are
the key to anyone's success - learning, smart working,
integrity, trust and faith in colleagues and strong family
support. But too often executives have "no means of securing
objective support from within the employer environment," he
Coaching creates an
environment external to the work and family environment, opening the door to objective advice that can
provide effective and practical solutions.
With extensive international
experience - from the Bahamas to the US, across Asia and South
America to PNG - John is adaptable to fundamentally different
environments and situations. In coaching, John targets the core
issues confronting a client and he develops innovative solutions
that aim - like that perfect golf shot - toward that achievement
of their long term goals.
John was a Director of P&O
Australia for eight years, and Chairman and CEO of P&O Cold
Logistics, a corporation with $600m in turnover, over 2700
employees and 58 warehouse distribution centres in Australia,
New Zealand, the USA and Argentina.
At key moments, John grew his
career by growing the companies he worked for. He advanced
through various divisions and subsidiaries of the P&O group over
25 years, from P&O Ports Marketing Director and various other
senior positions to the top of P&O Cold Logistics, where he took
a company with growth at a three year standstill and delivered
expansion organically and through acquisition.
A member of the Associated
Chartered Institute of Secretaries and a Fellow of the
Australian Institute of Management, he is currently a
non-executive director of Corporate Express Australia and The
Pure Logistics Group (unlisted.) He's been married to wife
Christine for over 40 years, is a wine collector, grandfather,
avid follower of sports all over the work, community activist,
and yes, a golfer.