John Wurcker

Senior Advisor

John has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant, executive, CEO and director, principally in the area of international development consulting and project management. He believes that at the core of his success has been the ability to bring out the best in the people around him and maintain a strategic focus.

After an early career in economics and financial management, John joined and rose through the ranks of global consulting and project management company, Hassall & Associates. He became CEO at the age of 38, with overall responsibility for a firm with a turnover of over $20 million and 1,000 staff and sub-consultants across Asia Pacific. During his time as CEO the firm tripled in size and consistently achieved returns of more than 20% on capital. In 2008 John oversaw the friendly acquisition of Hassall & Associates by GHD.

As a consultant, John has worked for private, public and not for profit clients across 14 countries. Consulting assignments have included project feasibility and design, project management, business development and strategic management.