Australia and New Zealand, TOMS , Managing Director
John Elliott is the Managing Director of TOMS Australia & New Zealand, the One for One company who use their business to improve people’s lives. John has been responsible for the brand’s significant business growth and awareness since TOMS launched in the Australian and New Zealand market in 2012.
An influential leader, John is committed to finding great vehicles to align himself with to make the world a better place for the next generation. He is a founding board member of B Lab Australia and New Zealand that look after B Corporations who are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. John also sits on the Retail advisory board of Save the Children, Australia.
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, John has years of insider experience and a realistic, pragmatic view on how companies can create real change. He has worked in the sporting industry for over 30 years with roles at Puma, And1 and Sportsco, discovering his passion for social responsibility and business when he chaired Nike’s environmental group for the region and joined its first Global Climate Change summit in Portland. During this time John was Vice President of Warrandyte CAN – A climate action group in Warrandyte.
John is also the founder of Save Our Soles, an Australian company that is committed to recycling unwanted footwear in the Australian and New Zealand markets.
John is a regular (enigmatic and inspirational) public speaker for TOMS, B Corporations, DO! Lectures and Peppermint Magazine’s Pep Talk series.