John’s background is varied. He started his professional career as a Chartered Accountant in both Local Body and private enterprise organisations. After moving from Dunedin to New Plymouth in 1990, worked in the dairy and road construction industries for a number of years. However 25 years ago, he followed his passion to set up his own business as a stamp and collectables dealer. John has an active involvement in commercial property investment and some experience in property development. He is a keen investor in start-up businesses and enjoys the diversity of investment opportunities that Launch Taranaki and other partners are able to provide.