ABV Leadership

Australian Business Volunteers puts the power of people to work. Our leadership team brings years of experience to our mission. We create sustainable outcomes and alleviate poverty in communities around the world by strengthening small businesses through donated expertise.

John Edwards

Deputy Board Chair

John Edwards has held Senior Executive/Leadership and Board/Advisory roles in both engineering and technology firms, as well as a number of start-ups and early stage businesses. He has also held Partnership and VP roles in international management consulting firms in Australia, Asia, and Europe, with a strong focus on business transformation, strategic marketing, and the business impact of technology. More recently much of his focus, research, and advice have been concentrated on digital transformation, and practical routes to successful adoption of new technology.

His Executive roles have included PA Consulting Group (Senior Partner – UK and Asia Pacific), Ernst & Young (Lead Partner Australia: Technology, Media & Entertainment Consulting), Capgemini (CEO AsiaPac, Telecom & Media Consulting), Motorola (VP and Head of Professional Services and Asia Networks business), and BTS (MD Australasia). He has led businesses in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a Fellow of both the Australian (AICD) and UK (IOD) Directors’ Institutes, and has extensive experience as a Non-Executive Director and Chair with US and European industrial firms, Asia Pacific technology firms, and several Advisory Boards in Australia.

John was educated at Oundle School, England, and has an Honours Degree in Production Engineering, and has an MBA from the Wharton School in the USA, with US Honors Society Membership (Beta Gamma Sigma).

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