John served as GeneralCounsel and Company Secretary at Air New Zealand for 21 years. He has considerable board level corporate governance expertise in the international airline industry and previously, with BTR plc, a major European manufacturing conglomerate. A professional non-executive director and private investor, John also has wide experience in aviation and commercial insurance.Qualified as a solicitor in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, he gained extensive legal experience in Australasia, UK/ Europe and the USA. John joined the Board of New Zealand Medical Indemnity Insurance Ltd in 2017 and currently serves as Chairman. He was a director and Chairman of Invert Robotics Ltd from 2018 to 2020 and is on the Advisory Board of Aeronavics Ltd. He also serves in other governance roles that include Chair of the ListedCompanies Association (New Zealand) and as a Trustee of the Air NewZealand Environment Trust.