Chairman, Huawei Australia
John Lord AM FAICD
Chairman, Huawei Australia

John has been Chairman of Huawei Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd since 2011 and is Chairman of the Victorian Veterans Council and a member of the Victorian Government’s Ministerial Corrections Advisory Committee. In a voluntary capacity he is a Trustee of the Defence Bank Foundation and Patron of the Darwin Defenders 1942-45 Melbourne. Previously he has been a Director of the Victorian Metropolitan Fire & Emergency Services Board, a member of the Victoria Defence Council, Director and Chairman of DMS Maritime Systems Pty Ltd, Chief Executive and Director of the Marine Board of Victoria, and a member of the Australian Maritime Group. John was an Executive Director of P&O Maritime Services responsible for operations and government business worldwide. He served with the Royal Australian Navy for over 36 years during which he saw active service in Vietnam and retired with the rank of Rear Admiral. John was a Board member of Huntingdale Golf Club in Melbourne and its Chairman and Captain from 2010 to 2013.