After a successful career in the banking and financial industry, John was rewarded by Macquarie University with an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his services to the financial community.
When retiring early due to open heart surgery in 1992, John returned to his love of art that started at the age of 11 when he was painting portraits and cartooning for a local newspaper. He put down his brushes at 12 and did not pick them up again until he reached his 60’s.
John enjoys several trips each year painting the people and places in the deep outback, using both oils and acrylics.
He stepped down as President of the Society after serving six years in that role but has continued his support taking on the management of the web site.
John has been elected as a life member.