John Dakin




John’s strong relationships with businesses and senior executives help deliver the highest quality career outcomes, tailored for our clients. He has over two decades of experience as Director of unlisted companies, including Royal Rehabilitation Centre where he also chaired its Foundation, as well as a Board member of The Career Insight Group. John was also the Executive Director of The Barker Foundation.

As one of Directioneering’s founders, John has partnered with clients in a broad range of sectors to restructure their organisations. Prior to HR consulting, John spent 16 years in executive roles in the education sector and consulted to schools and tertiary institutions across Australia.

“My passion is to assist senior executives to think outside the square.”

Industry Expertise

Financial Services
Higher Education
Human Resources
Information Technology
Professional Services
Public Service


Master of Education Administration (Educational Development), University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Arts (Earth Science and Education), Macquarie University
Diploma of Education, Macquarie University
Coaching Certificate, Jansen Newman Institute (now Torrens University)

Psychometric Tools
Birkman Method™
MRG Personal Directions
MRG Individual Directions Inventory

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