Following a 27-year career in the Queensland Taxi Industry, John retired in March 2015. At the time John was General Manager of Black & White Cabs, one of Australia’s largest taxi booking companies. John’s interest in tourism in a general sense came about by the close relationship between the taxi industry and the Queensland tourism industry and in particular QTIC and Daniel Gschwind.
With some new found time on his hands, John was keen to offer something back to Queensland’s most important ‘people’ industry - the tourism industry - by becoming a judge in the Queensland Tourism Awards. After a steep learning curve in his first year in 2015 as a judge, John is back again in 2016 to join the judging panel.