JOHN WEATE

John is the CEO of Great Lakes Community Resources, a multi award winning community development association specialising in social enterprise.

John has an MBA, a Bachelor of Science and over 25 years hands on experience in social enterprise development, growth and management.

John established the multi award winning resource recovery enterprise and co-founded the first Aboriginal design-licensing studio in Australia, Tobwabba Art.

John holds Board positions in natural resource management and community development including WaterAid Australia, and has been on local Council for 20 years.

John specialises in cross sector planning and strategy, social procurement, financial modeling, and innovative social enterprise solutions to complex problems.