John is one of the founding partners of Next Capital, following the successful spin-out from Macquarie Bank in 2005. Since that time, John has overseen the acquisition of and been involved in the ongoing management of a number of portfolio companies, including NZ Bus, Funlab, Vitaco, Noisette Bakeries and Discovery Holiday Parks. He remains a non-executive director of some of these companies as well as the recently acquired Jucy Rentals and TMX Consulting entities.
Previously, he worked in the corporate finance group at Deutsche Bank in a number of roles, including the Head of the Australasian Telecommunications and Media Advisory Group, and at Ferrier Hodgson where he worked on corporate reconstruction and management and sale of distressed assets in both Australia and New York (with the firm’s affiliate Kahn Consulting).
John holds degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of NSW, is a fellow of Finsia and is a past Chair of the AVCAL (now AIC) Council.