John Akehurst

Former-Non Executive Director, Origin Energy (Retired)

Born in London, John studied engineering at Oxford before working and living in Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, and Holland, eventually settling in Australia. He has vast corporate and governance experience, including his role of CEO of Woodside Petroleum and membership on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia. John was also a non-executive director of several Australian unlisted and listed companies, including CSL Limited and Origin Energy.

John believes that through mindfulness and self-reflection, everyone can increase their resilience and effectively deal with the challenges that life throws at them. Human Nature assists those most in need to embark on this path, build self-esteem, and create more joy in their lives.

Keen walkers and gardeners John and his wife, Rachel, enjoy the beauty and peace of NSW’s Northern Rivers, along with the gardening challenges and opportunities this natural environment presents.

Want to get involved?