John has over 30 years experience in senior management roles in Export Food Manufacturing, Local Government and Events sectors.

John was appointed General Manager of the Deni Ute Muster in 2008 and was instrumental in the development and launch of the Deniliquin Blues and Roots Festival in 2013. Both events have been extraordinary successful with Deni Ute Muster awarded Gold at the NSW and Australian Tourism Awards in 2013 for Best Event and the Deniliquin Blues and Roots Festival winning Gold at both the Inland Tourism Award and NSW Tourism Awards in 2013.

He is currently Manager Economic and Business Development with Deniliquin Council.