John joins JBWere from GoodTeam, a boutique strategy advisory business he co-founded over 10 years ago.  During his time with GoodTeam, John has worked with various boards, organisations and individuals on their journey towards sustainability and intent on creating positive social and environmental impact.

John will utilise his extensive experience working collaboratively with communities and stakeholders to educate, guide and support JBWere’s clients in delivering positive outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand.

A former lawyer and banker, John had the opportunity many years ago to support well integrated microfinance institutions alleviate poverty amongst working families in the SE Asia, Mongolia and Fiji. Since then his work has focussed on harnessing the collaborative power of business, investors and donors to alleviate poverty and exclusion, and build resilience within local communities.

Reflecting on his decision to join JBWere, John said, “I have long admired the work of JBWere in supporting the charitable sector and its leadership in New Zealand and Australia.  I am honoured to join this team of committed leaders to develop the firm’s local advisory practice in philanthropy, leveraging the JBWere Australian experience here.  I am excited to partner with clients to help them with tailored governance and strategy advice so that they may be better placed to achieve their mission and goals.  Philanthropic wealth is rising here and there is clearly demand for impact and collaboration. It is an exciting time to be joining JBWere New Zealand to support existing clients, and help serve new ones.”  

Craig Patrick, Head of JBWere New Zealand said “Having someone of the calibre of John joining us is a fantastic endorsement of JBWere and the work we do for our clients.  This appointment gives us further momentum as we continue to work with private clients and for-purpose organisations to enhance impact in the community through strong foundations and sound advice.  We are committed to assisting our clients in the prudent management of their assets while providing strategic advice and guidance to help them meet their strategic goals and achieve their mission.”

The Head of Philanthropy is a new role for JBWere New Zealand, and forms part of the Philanthropic Services Team at JBWere established in 2001. It builds on the significant progress and achievements that the team has made in Australia and New Zealand in supporting board governance and providing strategic advice under the leadership of Shamal Dass and John McLeod. The team comprises five in Australia and one in New Zealand to offer its clients true trans-Tasman capability in philanthropy and impact investing.   The New Zealand role reports to the CEO of JBWere NZ and to the Head of Philanthropic Services JBWere Australia. 

John resigned from GoodTeam on 28 January and is now fulltime with JBWere New Zealand.

JBWere Philanthropic Services - JBWere is the leading provider of investment management and philanthropic services to the ‘for-purpose’ sector in Australia and New Zealand. Working with and servicing ‘for-purpose’ organisations is a cornerstone of the JBWere business. In 2001, JBWere established a dedicated Philanthropic Services team to provide specialist services to the firm's `for-purpose’ clients. Today, our Wealth Management and Philanthropic Services teams manage clients that operate in the ‘for-purpose’ sector including foundations, education institutions, charities, membership organisations and hospitals. We are committed to assisting our clients meet not only their fiduciary obligation to prudently manage their assets, but also provide strategic advice and guidance to help them meet their strategic goals and achieve their mission.