A stalwart of the South Brisbane DCC, where he was Club patron, John joined Queensland Cricket’s Board of Directors in 1993 and took over as President from John Maclean in 1994.
 
He previously had been a Delegate for Souths on the QCA executive committee, from 1967-1971 and 1975-76.
 
John was made a Life Member of QC in 2001 and served as President until 2002.
 
As well as Queensland Cricket, John served with distinction on the Brisbane Cricket Ground Trust, the Greyhound Racing Control Board, and as long-standing member of the Queensland Cricketers’ Club. Those roles enabled him to take an active role through the various upgrades of the Brisbane Cricket Ground in the 1970s and 1980s as well as the major redevelopment of the Gabba in the 1990s and into the 2000s.
 
He was also deeply involved with the Wanderers (Qld) Club as a volunteer administrator and as a player.
 
Queensland Cricket CEO Max Walters said: "John and his wife June were warmly regarded within Australian Cricket for their generosity and hospitality in his role as official host of many events. A thorough gentleman, he took great pride in the achievements of Queensland Cricket and was an active and passionate advocate for the game at all levels."

His funeral will be held on Monday 20 May at 10.30am at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 616 Ipswich Rd, Annerley.