Born and raised in Los Angeles in the great state of California, John has been working in the cruise industry for 37 years, starting his career in 1976 as a Reservations Sales Agent with Princess Cruises.
Moving through the ranks into sales and working across the United States, John moved Down Under in 2003 into the role of Vice President of Sales for P&O/Princess Cruises Australia. He also held the position of Chairman on ICCA (now CLIA) in 2007.
In 2008, John joined Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection (part of The Travel Corporation family) as General Manager, Australia when it launched as a stand-alone brand.
Since then, Uniworld has had continued growth and the pioneer of luxury river cruising now has a strong presence in the Australian market with its all-inclusive ‘Six-Star Experience’.
Uniworld under John’s leadership has continued to increase its presence in the Australian market, as the pioneers of luxury river cruising.
In the ten years that John has been in Australia, he has seen the river cruise industry grow into a highly regarded industry sector that appeals to travellers who are looking for a new holiday experience, with a more intimate and personalised touch.