For John’s full work history and education, please see LinkedIn.

He graduated in 1985 from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now University of South Australia) with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Studies. John worked in various organisations, in a variety of roles including programming, in both contract and permanent employment, until his forced retirement in 2009.

The Eighteen Point Five

A pile of books is to the left. A book sits on top. Pale cover. A bright blue bird in the upper half flying up. Below is the book name. To the right is the dark blue back cover with nonsense words, and a barcodeJuly 2020 – Present

John’s first book will be published in September 2020.

It contains twenty-five encouraging and uplifting stories about people living with a disability or disorder. Visit the site here.

MY disABILITIES book project

August 2017 – July 2020

John gathered a team of over 45 people from South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, as well as international team members from Indonesia and the USA.

Dignity Party candidate

purple cirlce, with white words inside of the name of the partyJun 2017 – February 2018

John joined the Dignity Party and ran as a candidate in the seat of Torrens for the lower house of the South Australian parliament. He obtained 5.9% of the total vote in Torrens, increasing the vote for Dignity Party by 5.5% in this seat.

South Australia Police

Aug 2006 – Sep 2009

John’s roles include Team Leader, Project Manager and Senior Analyst Programmer.

Origin Energy

May 2004 – Jun 2007

Roles including Senior Programming Analyst.

Zedz Cafe, Adelaide Central Market

zedz cafe neon sign. red yellow blue greenOct 2003 – Mar 2004

John tried something completely different as the Manager and owner of a small, but a busy cafe.

Origin Energy

Oct 2000 – Aug 2003

Department for Correctional Services

Aug 1993 – Aug 2000


May 1993 – Jul 1993

South Australia Police

Apr 1990 – Feb 1993

Justice Information Services (JIS)

Nov 1989 – Aug 1990

SAGASCO (South Australian Gas Company)

Aug 1986 – Nov 1989

Department of Defence of Australia

Jan 1986 – Jul 1986

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