John Ward 

Non-Executive Chairman

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John was the CEO of Qantas Airways where his career spanned 25 years. On retirement from Qantas, John became General Manager Commercial at News Corporation where he spent a further 7 years.

John has been the independent Non Executive Chairman of Wolseley since inception and is an investor in both Funds.

John is actively involved in all governance and management aspects of Wolseley and Chairs the Wolseley Private Equity Advisory Committee.

John holds a BSc from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Current Board Positions: Wolseley Private Equity (Chairman); Wolseley Advisory Committee (Chairman); Research Foundation of IT (Honorary Life Governor); Adelaide Airport Limited (Director); and Brisbane Airport Corporation (Director)

Previous Wolseley Board Positions: Transonic (Chairman)