John will lead Australia into the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series, which kicks off on the Gold Coast in October – the first tournament of the Olympic qualification period.
After a playing career that included representative honours with Wales A, Wales B and selection for the Barbarians, John moved into coaching in 1992 and spent six years with Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Blues as Assistant Coach.
He also served under legendary Kiwi Coach Graham Henry as Skills Coach with the Welsh National Team from 1999-2001 and had a spell as Head Coach of the Wales National Sevens team.
John joined Rugby Canada in 2006 as High Performance Director and then became Head Coach of Rugby Canada’s Sevens team in 2010, where he led the country back to IRB core status in 2012.
John's first tournament in charge of the Men's Sevens team was at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where he led Australia to a Bronze Medal.