John joined Wyuna Partners (formerly Origin Capital Group) in 2009 after spending over 30 years with Unilever in the food & beverage and household personal care sectors.
He held numerous senior positions, including nine years on the executive Board of Unilever Australasia as Supply Chain Director/Vice President. His experience in Unilever spanned the functions of finance, supply chain and general management.
His roles at Unilever encompassed, at various times, business building, restructuring, major capital expenditure projects, long term supply arrangements, and mergers & acquisitions projects from the client side.
Pharmacare Laboratories on the acquisition of the Biomedica business.
Apex Laboratories on the divestment of its business to Dechra Pharmaceuticals.
PLC GrainCorp on the acquisition of Goodman Fielder’s commercial fats and oils division. Following this transaction, John was seconded to GrainCorp for 18 months as General Manager of the acquired business.
Oxo Foods on the divestment of its business to Bright Foods/Manassen.
Symex/Pental on the acquisition of the White King and Janola businesses to Sara Lee.