John is a founding partner of Sheldon Harris and leads the Firms Board Services practice.
Over the last 25 years John has worked exclusively with Boards and senior executive teams of large private and ASX listed entities in ensuring appropriate governance and process protocols were in place for efficient operation of the organization as well as assisting in identifying improvement in both skills and processes to meet the changing strategic priorities of the organizations. Much of this work has been very hands on with Chairman and other Non-Executive Directors as well as CEO’s.
John’s experience covers Mining, Energy and Natural Resources, Manufacturing, Professional Services and Tourism and Leisure sectors. He has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to forming the Firm John held a range of senior practice management roles with KPMG. For 5 years he was the Regional Managing Partner of KPMG’s World Class Finance practice. In this role he worked with the CFO’s and finance teams of a range of global multi-national companies and leading ASX listed organisations assisting them benchmark and transform the function. Consequently, John has a strong understanding of the leadership and organisational capability required to build and sustain a truly value adding, best practice function.
His last role at KPMG was National Managing Partner Consulting, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of KPMG. The organisation had a turnover of $140m, employed 875 people and counted the majority of the top 50 blue chips among its clients. As National Managing Partner John had complete responsibility for all sales, marketing, delivery, finance and human resource functions.
John is, and has been, actively involved in several not for profit and community Boards as both Chairman and Director.