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  • P.O. Box 121 Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
  • 1300722878

John Hart Profile Head Shot 2015R&CA CEO
Mr John Hart B Com FAICD

John Hart was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant & Catering Australia in 1999.
Restaurant & Catering Australia is the peak industry body representing restaurants, cafes and caterers across Australia. John came to the Association from Tourism Training NSW where he was Executive Officer for five years.
He has spent over 30 years working in the hospitality industry, trained in food and beverage management at the Ecole Hotelliere Lausanne, in Switzerland, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Business Law.
John currently serves as Chair of the Commonwealth Vocational Education and Training Advisory Board and the National Tourism Committee and is on the board of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research as well as the Victoria Tourism Industry Council.

R&CA Deputy CEO
Sally Neville

National President
Mark Scanlan

Vice President
Brian Leyden

Mike Palmer

Immediate Past President
Matteo Pignatelli

State Representative Directors
NSW/ACT – Brien Trippas
QLD/NT – Con Castrisos
SA – Melissa Reilly
VIC/TAS – Mandy David
WA – Kiren Mainwaring

Independent Directors
George Mifsud
The Hon. Fran Bailey
Eric Blewitt

State Chairs
NSW/ACT Chair  – Mark Scanlan
QLD/NT Chair – Con Castrisos
SA Chair – Melissa Reilly
VIC/TAS Chair – Matteo Pignatelli
WA Chair – Kiren Mainwaring

Please direct all correspondence via:

The Secretariat
Restaurant & Catering Association
PO Box 121