John’s professional qualifications include courses at the University of New South Wales in Planning, Law and Practice, a Certificate Course in Real Estate at Sydney Technical College, Advanced Valuation Diploma, Registered Valuer NSW and studied Law at Sydney University. John has been the managing director of First National Caputo Real Estate for the past 40 years.
John was elected as Councillor at Warringah Council for 16 years and served 3 terms as Mayor. He was also elected to the Executive of the Local Government Association of New South Wales.
Community Activities and Awards include:
In recognition of outstanding community work and service to local government in NSW, John was awarded an Order of Australia in January 2000.
In recognition of community work in Australia, John was accorded a Knighthood (Commendatore) by the President of Italy.
In recognition of excellent service to the Italian Community and broader Australian Community, he was awarded the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Community Medal.
Board Member of the Italian Opera Foundation.
Former member of the people’s Council on drug prevention.
Director for 12 years, NSW Italian Chamber of Commerce.
President for the past 25 years, NSW Italian National Day Celebration Committee.
Appointed to the Board of Migrant Network Services by The Hon. Phillip Ruddock.
Director of Fundraising for Warringah FEC, Liberal Party of NSW.
Committee Member and Fundraiser for Earthquake Appeals in Italy.
Supported Bear Cottage (Westmead Children’s Hospital) raising over $200,000.