John Hawker

My corporate career of 36 years essentially in Sales for two French, one American and one ASX-listed Top 100 Australian company. The roles included Sales Director and Managing Director. In my last career role, I was accountable for sales of $3.3 billion, a budget of $750 million pa; and managed 15,000 team members and 850 managers through my 8 direct reports. I have served on four boards, in two paid Non Executive Director roles and two pro bono boards in a Chair and Director capacity.

In 2022 I finalised the sale of my consulting company after 9 years post corporate. I decided during Covid that I would change direction and move into more charitable and philanthropic endeavours. I joined the U3APP Committee of Management in 2022.

I have been a volunteer with the Alfred Hospital for nine years; as a Concierge at the Main Reception area. Also during this time, I have served Alfred Health with the maximum of two three-year terms on their Community Advisory Committee. I am currently a member of the health services Nutrition, Specialist Governance and Patients Come First committees. On the latter committee, I have seen involved in the past three Strategic Plans; which are submitted and approved by the board and Victorian Government Health Department.

I would hope to bring my experience both in a business and consumer advisory capacity. I have a strong work ethic, and am committed to volunteering as a means to “give back” and also to continue my personal growth and mental acuity. I believe that I can add value. I am a team player, operate in a businesslike, respectful and courteous manner.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.