John has enjoyed a diversified career that includes International experience as Corporate Director, Senior manager, Public Servant and Entrepreneur.
As a public servant, John has had the privilege of serving Canada as Senior Immigration Officer, Customs Inspector and a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces. He was awarded Grant of Arms by the Governor General of Canada in 1998 in recognition of his contribution to the community. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
As a corporate director, John has been sitting in various non-profit and for- profit boards during his career of corporate Governance. He is the award winner of Gill Bennett Award in Corporate Governance in 2010 and he was also a fellow of National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) USA in 2011.
As an entrepreneur, he started up various businesses including VSI, Aerie Leisure Inc. and Splashvox Inc. He also set up various profitable businesses for the boards he has served. He is an expert in both immigration consulting and corporate director/senior executive education.
John is also a licensed realtor in BC and a FAA licensed private pilot.