John's innate skill is finding clarity in complexity and then designing an elegant solution within.


    • Cognitive Science: Particularly Linguistics and Neuroscience as they relate to the Engineering Intelligence. (see Study Break)

    • Information Theory.

    • Self-organising Systems: Particularly the engineering of self-organising systems.

    • Game Theory: Mechanism design in particular.

    • Strategy: The use of insight and innovation to obtain suprising results with limited resource.


    • Language: English

    • IT Management: IT Business Strategy, Leadership, ERP implementation, Business Intelligence. (see accolades)

    • Business Management: Senior management and Board level business management. (see Brown Brothers)

    • Wine Industry: Broad knowlege of the Australian Wine industry from Viticulture thru Marketing. (see Brown Brothers)

    • Information Technologies: Linux, Java

    • Programming: Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript. (see example)

    • Sport: Squash, Skiing


    • Information Technologies: MS Windows, MS IIS, MS IS, MS Office, Cognos PowerPlay Web, Oracle JDEdwards EnterpriseOne,

    • Mechanical Engineering: Design, Drawing, Calculations etc. (see Monash)

    • Programming: C++, Fortran, Pascal, Basic

    • Language: Spanish

    • Sport: Rock Climbing


    • Petroleum: Practical and design knowledge of subsea well-test, completions and production installation. (see BHP)

    • Sport: Tennis, Gymnastics

    • Language: Chinese Mandarin

    • Sport: Kite surfing