Alpine Valleys Community Leadership Patron

Patron – John G Brown AO

John is a 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 the Brown Brothers Board in 2009.

John was a founding member of the AVCLP Board, serving from 1998 to 2005.  Upon his resignation he accepted the offer to serve as the Patron of Alpine Valleys Community Leadership and he has held this role to the present day.

AVCLP Patrons Message – 2018

Just as athletes gain a huge sense of satisfaction at achieving the goal of winning, so do leaders when they achieve their goal. Likewise, the more difficult or complex the task, the greater is the personal satisfaction.
The supporters and followers also share the pleasure of a successful project as do the wider community beneficiaries. So the leaders’ vision brings a sense of well being to many.
In today’s world of change there are numerous opportunities for leaders to grasp a challenge and to experience the satisfaction of helping society through the bumps.
Unless someone takes the lead things tend to stay the same and the potential advantages are lost.
So, keep in mind the leaders’ mantra, “If it is to be, it is up to me” and on completion many will share the pleasure of a job well done.