John Eales

Independent Non-Executive Chair

John graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 before embarking on a 10-year international sporting career with the Australian rugby team from 1991, captaining the Wallabies from 1996 until 2001. John has served as an executive, adviser, director and investor in a number of listed and unlisted private organisations. John co-founded the Mettle Group in 2003 - a corporate consultancy which was acquired by Chandler Macleod in 2007. John currently sits on the ASX boards of Magellan Financial Group and Flight Centre Travel Group. He also sits on the board of Fuji Xerox - Document Management Solutions and Executive Health Solutions. He recently stepped down from his role as a Director of The Palladium Group and continues to serve as a consultant to major Australian companies, including Westpac. John has been a regular columnist in both the Australian Financial Review and The Australian over the last 20 years and is the author of two books, Learning from Legends Sport and Learning from Legends Business. He is the Chair of the World Rugby Hall of Fame Selection Panel and on the Rugby Australia Bid Advisory Board for the Rugby World Cup 2027. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for services to the community and rugby and is a Patron of the Melanoma Foundation, Hearts in Union and the Champagnat Trust. John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Queensland and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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