JOHN PUNCH OAM
John moved to the Gold Coast in 1961 with his family and has resided here since, completing his schooling and University of Queensland study of law and being admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1969. He practises law as a solicitor with a major Gold Coast law firm, Short Punch and Greatorix, of which he is a founding partner. His special areas of practice are real estate development, management rights and tourism-based industries.
In 1997, John was awarded an OAM for services to tourism, the real estate industry and assistance to Salvation Army charities. He serves as a director of Sustainable Development Gold Coast Inc; assists the Australian Resident Accommodation Managers Association, of which he is a life member; and assists the Real Estate Institute of Queensland as an advisor.