Chief Executive Officer
John is a proud Yorta Yorta man from Cummrugunja, part of the Barmah Forest on the Murray River border region between Victoria and New South Wales. He is one of three original founders of Intract, growing the Company from Intract Indigenous Contractors (an Indigenous Division of McMahon Services Australia) in 2010, to a successful standalone Indigenous construction company, as Intract Australia Pty Ltd.
John brings passion, extensive industry experience and a true understanding of Aboriginal culture to Intract. This combination creates a vibrant, innovative and successful leadership model, that has seen sound Company growth over the last decade.
John’s industry experience is a national portfolio of achievement in the construction and resources sector, where he has spent a large portion of his career, growing Aboriginal people and capability.
His leadership and knowledge is widely recognised and he participates on a number of Boards and committees:
- South Australian Native Title Services (SANTS) – Director and Board Member
- Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining, Exploration and Energy (AEMEE) – Director and Board Member
- Engineers Without Borders Australia – Aboriginal Advisory Committee (EWB)
- Nature Foundation SA – Youth Programs Advisory Group Member
- Governor’s Aboriginal Employment Industry Cluster – Executive Working Committee Member
At Intract Australia, John has delivered significant Indigenous outcomes leading 70 full time employees nationwide, an 85% Indigenous workforce, and a 25% female workforce.
He has bid, won and delivered significant road and building projects for Defence and State and Territory Governments and continues to look for innovation and diversification opportunities for the Company.
John’s focus on Closing the Gap, is paramount to the business model that he drives at Intract Australia. Operating as a for profit, private sector Company, with ongoing Indigenous employment at the core, John is truly demonstrating Indigenous excellence.