John was born in Bacchus Marsh and growing up he lived in a number of rural Victorian towns including Cohuna, Robinvale, Erica, Warrnambool and Mortlake, where he completed secondary school.
He completed a medical degree at Monash Medical School, training at Prince Henry’s in Melbourne and Monash Medical Centre and then worked at rural hospitals in the La Trobe Valley, Mildura and the north-east of England. This led him to the realisation that the lifestyle of a rural surgeon was far superior to that of his city colleagues.
John and his wife Jenni moved to Albury in 1998 and live on a small farm at Table Top. They now have five children - the three youngest still at school in Albury and the older two studying at local universities.
John is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, runs a busy private medical practice and is Director of Surgery and operates at both the Albury and Wodonga campuses of Albury Wodonga Health.
Any spare time is generally spent at home with his family and a menagerie of horses, cows, sheep, dogs, cats, and chickens. He is fortunate to have the assistance of a local farmer who crops the land and keeps the place looking civilized. When time permits, he plays some low quality golf, occasional cricket and tennis.
John believes Albury is a fantastic place to live and has joined the Council with a view to maintaining and improving AlburyCity’s public infrastructure and services.