John was appointed to the board in November 2015.

John is the founder and Chairman of Plenary, a developer, investor and manager of infrastructure projects with businesses in Australia, Singapore, Canada and the United States.  Prior to establishing Plenary in 2004, John worked in investment banking with ABN AMRO and BZW Australia, and prior to that held corporate finance positions with Coles Myer Ltd and Caterpillar Inc.

John was also a Board Director of the Victoria Racing Club for eight years and served as Honorary Treasurer and Vice Chairman during his term.

In September 2022, the board confirmed John O’Rourke will become the next president of the Richmond Football Club and was instated at the completion of the Annual General Meeting on December 19.