2014 Winner: Lifetime Achievement Award
John has dedicated over 40 years of service to the delivery of environmental improvements. His ability to communicate and translate science into effective decision making and the need for collaborative programs has underpinned many outcomes that Healthy Waterways partners have worked together to deliver. Videos about the importance of Pumicestone Catchment and best practice farm techniques are still in circulation more than 20 years after John created the concept. More recently, John has been instrumental in developing science activities in the Great Barrier Reef.