John joins Mondo Search after twenty plus years management experience in the NFP sector, including as CEO for three multi-service organisations covering Sydney and the Central Coast.  He held key positions in three other NFP’s.  John had a fourteen-year career in local government across four Councils, as well as working as a business consultant for SME’s.

John is excited to lead Mondo Search’s focus on providing Executive Search and consulting for the for purpose sector.  John understands the challenges of finding talent and has a practical work life of the unique challenges and complexities facing the sector.  He appreciates the critical nature of engaging staff who bring the required skills and experiences to their roles, and who crucially possess the cultural fit that is so important for organisations with a different emphasis on Mission and Ethos, but the common goal of making a difference to people’s lives and the community.

As an experienced CEO he understands the demands and expectations organisations place on recruiting the right person for every role, from the organisation leader to the team member. 

Across his for-purpose career John was responsible for a variety of services; disability, DV, homelessness, migrants & refugees, AOD, mental health, aboriginal, aged care, family, youth & child, specialist counselling, RTO, childcare, retail, volunteering, retirement villages, and food and welfare support to name a few!  This first-hand knowledge of so many services enables him to connect with our clients at a level of understanding that resonates.

John has an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Business degree co-majoring in Public and Local Government Administration.

Outside of work John has been a rugby coach at junior and senior level (Norths, Gordon, Manly & Warringah) for over twenty years, as well as a volunteer surf lifesaver at North Steyne.  He has enjoyed the last six Rugby World Cup’s (as has his wife but not for the rugby!), and enjoys travel in general, especially active travel where he can get outdoors.