John has been on the Mercy Health Board since 2011 and is a member of the Mercy Health Finance, Audit and Risk Committee. John has a Bachelor of Laws (Monash) and Bachelor of Economics (Monash), as well as being an Accredited Specialist in Business Law (Law Institute of Victoria). He is a former executive partner of Russell Kennedy, and now serves as a Principal.
John is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for services to Australian society and to the law, which include his service as Chairman of Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee, and on the Legal Service Board between 2005 and 2010, and again in 2013. He was Law Council of Australia President in 2009, Law Institute of Victoria President from 2001 to 2002, and a London Board Member of the International Bar Association, 2009 to 2012. John was named in Best Lawyers' 2013 Lawyer of the Year Award in Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law. John was awarded an Order of Australia in the 2017 Australia Day Honours.