Mr John Stanhope AM has extensive experience in governance, finance, accounting and business strategy. He was Chairman of Australia Post from 2012–19, Chief Financial Officer and Group Managing Director, Finance and Administration with Telstra Corporation Limited from 2003–11 and was an Executive Director of Telstra from 2009–11.
From 2006–12 John was a member of the Finance Reporting Council, the peak body responsible for overseeing the effectiveness of the financial reporting framework in Australia and remains involved in corporate reporting improvements. He is Vice-Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council.
John is Chairman of the Port of Melbourne Authority, the Bionics Institute and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. He is also a Non-Executive Director of AGL Energy Limited.
John has undertaken studies at Deakin University and Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Managers and Leaders and the Human Resources Management Institute.
In 2014 John was awarded a Deakin Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016 he was made a member (AM) of the Order of Australia for significant service to the financial and national communication sectors through a range of leadership roles.