Patron – John G Brown AO
John is member of the Brown Brothers winemaking family and is a well-known and respected businessman. John was the CEO of Brown Brothers during the 1990’s and took the company through substantial growth and change during this period. He held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until 2001 when he decided to step down from the CEO position so that he could pursue other interests and allow his brother Ross the opportunity to take the position. He relinquished his Directors role on Brown Brothers Board in 2009.
John was a founding member of the AVCLP Board, serving from 1998 to 2005. Upon his resignation he was asked to become the Patron of AVCLP and which he accepted and has held this role to the present day.
AVCLP Patrons Message – 2017
I continue to get great satisfaction knowing that the AVCLP continues an expanding program of leadership development in our region. Never before, I believe, has there been so much need for strong leaders to help our community through the many complex issues before us.
It would be easy to avoid taking a leadership role and do nothing to help, but that would be failure to take responsibility.
May I encourage our graduates, when considering how to make things better, to adopt the personal, 10 X 2 letter word mantra “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”.