Technical Researcher, Vehicle Technologies Department
Royal Automobile Club of Queensland - RACQ
From a very young age, John grew up around motor cars and the family run automotive repair workshop in suburban Brisbane, where he also completed his apprenticeship in 1981. He holds an A grade mechanic's certificate, Associate Member status from the Society of Automotive Engineers and is a member of the Institute of Automotive Engineers.
Since joining RACQ in 1990 John has worked as a vehicle inspector and in the technical advisory department. In 1997 he took up his current position and has been a regular contributor on technical topics including used car reviews to the Club's magazine, The Road Ahead, and long-time member of the new car roadtesting crew. John is also active in assisting with development of club policy on a range of technical issues.
John is Queensland's second ABC judge alongside Barry Green.
His interests include metal machining and fabrication in his home workshop, gardening, motor sport and of course driving.