John Mitchell

Secretary and Administrator

In the past John has been involved with many clubs in administration positions. While in New Zealand for close to 50 years he was:

NZ Representative of the Captain Cook Society (still a member in Australia).
On Regional Finance committee of the NZ Historic Places Trust
A member of the NZ Royal Society
A member of the NZ Professional Historians Society
Member of the NZ Institute of Management

His working life has been split between Accounting and IT management positions, sometimes including both.
He moved to Australia 10 years ago with his wife and worked full time as an accountant for a group of small companies until retirement.

On a more personal level his parents emigrated to Australia from England in the 1950s living in Nowra, NSW for one year and Melbourne for approximately 4 years. He attended his first year of High School in Victoria and was a foundation pupil plus prefect in this year. His parents then decided to move to New Zealand and there he remained until 12 years ago. He has two sons in Australia (moved there before they did!) one in Auckland Plus his wife has an adult son and daughter in Christchurch, NZ.

His interests are many but mainly history, computers and photography and also forever learning!

John is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland