John Hay is an Australian citizen with extensive past business and political experience in national affairs. In 1986 he co – founded the Australian Federation of Employers in partnership with John Leard, the then Chairman of ANI Australia. Mr Leard was regarded as Australia’s most respected and successful CEO at that time.
Hay convinced Leard of the need to replace the failed Confederation of Australian Industry, Australia’s peak employer body, with a new organisation to better serve the needs and interests of Australian Business.
In 1987 Hay founded and became National Chairman of the Australian Free Enterprise Foundation. Designed to improve small business representation at the national level, the Foundation attained a membership of more than 20,000 businesses in its first few months of operation.
Australian Amateur Golf Championship Medallist 1984
Queensland Amateur Golf Champion 1964, 1967
Member of the Queensland Interstate Golf Team 1965 -1971 & 1978 1979
Runner up to former British Open Golf Champion Kel Nagle in Queensland Open Championship 1964
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