Australia

John Dennis

At Large Director

John has been a voluntary Board Director of Australian Charities and Foundations since 2001, with a strong Board corporate governance, fundraising and management background.

  • VI Board member since 2019. Sits on the Legal & Governance and Fundraising Committees and VAP Regional Council.
  • Chair of Variety Australia (representing seven Tents generating $22M of Revenue pre-COVID). VA Board member since 2017.
  • Director of Tent 56 (VNSW) since 2012; Chair (2017- 2020). Established in 1975 and the largest Tent in the Asia Pacific region, VNSW had pre-COVID revenue approaching $8M and 28 FTE staff.

John remains a major personal donor to Variety and is a regular participant in Variety “Bash” fundraising motoring rallies across Australia since 2007, raising close to $1M for children in need.

Founding owner and CEO of the Australian Structured Finance Group with over A$5 Billion in credit facilities established for clients since 1984. Past Chair of the Australian Equipment Finance Association (whose members fund over $100 Billion) and remains their longest serving Council member.

Happily married 33 years with a very tolerant wife and four great kids.