John is an energetic, passionate and resourceful commercial advisor with a proven record of strategy development and managing growth and risk to deliver sustainable improvements to businesses. A natural communicator with high level problem solving skills, John works closely with his clients to deliver results and outcomes that make a real difference to their business and personal goals.
John has extensive practical experience with many clients in a diverse range of industries. With more than 18 years experience in agribusiness (with clients across the “paddock to plate” spectrum) and the mining industry, John is able to deliver quality service to his clients over a large range of issues.
John commenced his career as a financial analyst with one of the country's leading banking institutions before joining the accounting profession in public practice. He is a Partner of Hanrick Curran and leads the Firm’s Agribusiness and Mining divisions.
John's key areas of expertise include:
- Business advisory services
- Business and succession planning
- Business sales and acquisitions
- Taxation advice including capital gains tax, GST and income tax, fringe benefits tax
- Cashflow analysis
- Finance proposal and evaluation assistance
- Growth strategies
- Board of advice
John has a broad range of accounting, taxation and business management experience with commercial businesses including a deep understanding of the agribusiness, property and mining services sectors. This knowledge was gained through working with some of the State’s premier primary producers, property developers and service providers to the mining industry.
John also has a keen interest in the information, communication and technology sector. He was Chairman of the progressive unlisted public company Shortcuts Software overseeing an 8 year period of rapid business growth before successfully negotiating the sale to a North American private equity group.
John has held several non-executive board positions, including a current role as non executive director of Dealertrade, an innovative business connecting motor dealers around the country to participate in virtual car auctions from an App. In addition, John provides board advisory services to numerous clients in his industries of expertise, providing the right balance of financial rigour, risk management, thought leadership and commercial acumen.
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Member: Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
John and his wife Cheryl are raising 3 energetic boys. John is a competitive athlete regularly competing in triathlons, long distance road cycling events and even Tough Mudder, often along side his equally enthusiastic clients.
John enjoys taking his family away camping, being out on a property with plenty of space and fresh air. He has a keen interest in a range of bird species including parrots and lorikeets devoting a good deal of time to the Aviary at the Ekka each year.