John Calvert-Jones is the Executive Chairman of Seafirst Australia Pty Ltd, a family investment company.
He was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and served with the British Army in Malaysia, West Germany and the United Kingdom.
After emigrating to Australia in 1965, John embarked on a career in finance; first as a journalist, then as a stockbroker. He later became Chairman and Managing Director of Prudential Bache Securities (Australia) Limited.
Throughout his career, John has been a director of several public and private companies. He also has extensive involvement in the philanthropic sector.
John was a keen yachtsman who represented Australia in several ocean racing events, including the Admiral’s Cup in 1993 and 1997. He won the Fastnet Race in 1989 and was the Farr 40 World Champion in 2000.
John was Chairman of the Patrons Program for The Australian Sailing Team over three Olympic campaigns culminating in Gold medals in London.