John was the Executive Director of Activ Foundation from June 1995 until his retirement in May 2007. John has more than 20 years’ experience in executive management and in chairing the Board of various organisations. He has maintained his interest in people with disability and the policy settings affecting them through his ongoing interest in the activities of the National Disability Services (NDS, formerly ACROD.) John has served on the State Committee and the National Board of NDS, and has been its National President. John is a founding member of the Activ Council.