John is the founding principal of the Swann Group and its predecessor Swann Global. With more than 40 years’ experience in natural resources and executive search, John has an international reputation for adding value to companies, projects and individuals through his confidential advice.
John builds close working relationships with organisations and their leaders, enabling him to define and meet the needs of clients and candidates, and to challenge their thinking. He is respected for his forthright assessments and his creative approach in the face of change.
John’s experience has convinced him that diverse ways of thinking in leadership teams have a direct impact on company performance, making him a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion.
Passionate about the industries he has worked in throughout his career, John brings a global perspective. He is regularly invited to conduct board assessments in North America, Europe and Australasia.