John is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Coffs Ex Services Memorial & Sporting Club Ltd, trading as the C.ex Group a position he has held for thirteen and half years.
The C.ex Group have three premises being C.ex Coffs, C.ex Urunga and C.ex Woolgoolga, with a membership of 33,000+; 180 employees with a turnover of $30 million+ with a cash profit exceeding $5 million.
In this position John is responsible for the Strategic business direction of the Group in all areas of operation and has considerable experience in all aspects of Club Management, specialising in food, beverage and gaming management.
John has a sound background in human resource management, functions and conventions coordination, golf course management, administration, marketing, tourism and hospitality.
John has been employed in the Club Industry for 34 years and has been instrumental in the implementation of change. Through strategic research and planning processes that have a strong focus on the development of staff through training to create culture change that integral to the long-term viability and sustainability of an organisation. John has overseen major construction and development works during that time of more than $50 million.
John studied Commerce at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria and holds a Fellow in Club Administration with the Club Management Institute of Australia. John also has certificates of attainment in Corporate Governance at Southern Cross University, Gaming Machine Management, Practical Accounting, Workplace Health & Safety, Industrial Relations, Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gaming.
John holds Board and Committee positions with the following entities:
C.ex Foundation – Director
Federation of Workers and Sporting Clubs – Director
Clubs4Fun – Director (Chairman)
ClubsNSW Data Advisory Committee
C.ex Coffs International Stadium Committee