John has been a specialist EM physician for over 15 years and was Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand until 2017 and Chair of the New Zealand Faculty of ACEM until 2018. He has just been elected as the first New Zealand President-Elect of ACEM. He is also Chair of the New Zealand Council of Medical Colleges.
Having worked extensively in different EDs throughout New Zealand, Australia and the UK, he has a firsthand knowledge of different models of care in a variety of settings, from the smallest rural to the largest tertiary hospital. His passions in Emergency Medicine include equity and sustainability, both organisational and personal.
John has various other roles as an Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) and Advanced and Complex Medical Emergencies (ACME) Instructor, a Police Medical Officer and an expert advisor to the Police, Coroner, Courts and the Health and Disability Commissioner.