John Stott                      project director  

John will ensure your business systems are automated and effective and policies and procedures up to date and leading practice. 

Services are competitive consulting hourly rates or contracting daily rates to suit the job.

John is an experienced business consultant and finance professional, with in-depth knowledge of:

  • Business process transformation
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial modelling
  • IT business systems and reporting
  • Media and communications analysis and strategies

Email: john@housingaction.net.au. M: 0422296782.  Twitter @JohnRStott

 

John hails from North Yorkshire, England and grew up in social housing in a village near York. Following his success in gaining a degree from Manchester University in Business and Commerce John moved to London in the late 80s.

John was based for the first 4 years of his career in Lincoln Inns Field, Holborn at a medium sized Chartered Accountants, Finnie & Co. The firm specialised in housing associations and John became an audit specialist in this sector managing audits of all sizes of organisations. He worked regularly on key clients such as the Notting Hill Genesis, Sanctuary Housing and Catalyst Communities Housing Association.   

 3rd largest Housing Association in London and south east UK. Managing 170,000 homes. Formerly Notting Hill Housing Trust

3rd largest Housing Association in London and south east UK. Managing 170,000 homes. Formerly Notting Hill Housing Trust

 Leading international television content producer and distributer; Baywatch, American Idol, The X Factor, The Bill, Neighbours.

Leading international television content producer and distributer; Baywatch, American Idol, The X Factor, The Bill, Neighbours.

 Number 1 ranked young Australian  University. Dynamic and innovative university with  strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with business. 

Number 1 ranked young Australian  University. Dynamic and innovative university with strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with business. 

For over 25 years John held senior business and accounting roles both nationally and internationally for a range of leading organisations such as Freemantle Media and Fairfax Media (Sydney). More recently he has focussed on the non-government sector working as contractor for Argyle Housing, the University of Technology Sydney, Powerhouse Museum and NSW local government (Shellharbour and Wollongong).

John has also held senior business manager roles for a range of leading organisations such as iTouch Australia (2004-2006), Fairfax Media (2007-9), and the Powerhouse Museum (2014-15) based in Sydney. These roles also encompassed market sector and competitor analysis, media promotions, website building and analytics and communications strategies.  

John has now come full circle working with community housing organisations in Australia since 2016. Projects include:


Argyle Housing, NSW

Interim Chief Financial officer and project manager Kypera financials 2017. John was principally responsible for board reporting, systems upgrade and enhancements, 2017-18 budget and management reporting

   Community Housing Council of SA     Stakeholder input and development of the Community Housing Industry Development Framework 2017-2020. With Tony Gilmour, 2016

Community Housing Council of SA

Stakeholder input and development of the Community Housing Industry Development Framework 2017-2020. With Tony Gilmour, 2016

   Unison Housing, Victoria     Community housing sector analysis and national benchmarking, 2018

Unison Housing, Victoria

Community housing sector analysis and national benchmarking, 2018

   Southern Cross Housing, NSW     Operational review and benchmarking. With Tony Gilmour, 2016. I.T systems implementation review, 2018

Southern Cross Housing, NSW

Operational review and benchmarking. With Tony Gilmour, 2016. I.T systems implementation review, 2018

   HousingFirst, Victoria (formerly Port Phillip Housing Association)     Business continuity plan, marketing and communications framework and business process transformation, 2018

HousingFirst, Victoria (formerly Port Phillip Housing Association)

Business continuity plan, marketing and communications framework and business process transformation, 2018

   Link Housin   g,  NSW     Community Housing sector NSW and inter-state market analysis and Link positioning, 2018

Link Housing, NSW

Community Housing sector NSW and inter-state market analysis and Link positioning, 2018

   Cornerstone Housing, SA     Development projects planning and budgeting modelling, 2018

Cornerstone Housing, SA

Development projects planning and budgeting modelling, 2018

   Unity Housin   g , SA     Operational review and benchmarking. With Tony Gilmour, 2016

Unity Housing, SA

Operational review and benchmarking. With Tony Gilmour, 2016

   Abbeyfield Australia, Victoria     Business restructuring, including financial modelling. With Tony Gilmour, 2016

Abbeyfield Australia, Victoria

Business restructuring, including financial modelling. With Tony Gilmour, 2016

   CHIA NSW (formerly Federation)     Stakeholder research and business analysis to help the Federation develop new business and events opportunities. With Tony Gilmour, 2016. Also, working with the Federation and British consultancy In-Depth Assessment product, 2017

CHIA NSW (formerly Federation)

Stakeholder research and business analysis to help the Federation develop new business and events opportunities. With Tony Gilmour, 2016. Also, working with the Federation and British consultancy In-Depth Assessment product, 2017

   Homes North Community Housing, NSW     I.T Systems implementation evaluation and sector I.T. systems review, 2018

Homes North Community Housing, NSW

I.T Systems implementation evaluation and sector I.T. systems review, 2018

   ACT Government     Biannual audit of CHC Affordable Housing (formerly Community Housing Canberra) for ACT Treasury, including financial modelling and risk analysis. With Tony Gilmour, 2013

ACT Government

Biannual audit of CHC Affordable Housing (formerly Community Housing Canberra) for ACT Treasury, including financial modelling and risk analysis. With Tony Gilmour, 2013

   Westside Housing, SA     Property development software modelling and tenant water charges automation process, 2018    

Westside Housing, SA

Property development software modelling and tenant water charges automation process, 2018

 


The above projects have built on John’s extensive financial modelling and business analysis skills, and allowed him to understand the contemporary delivery of community housing across several jurisdictions. In many assignments John has been the key researcher coordinating interview, focus groups, workshops, data analysis and online surveys.

As well as holding a Business and Commerce degree from Manchester University, John is an associate member of the Chartered Global Institute of Management Accountants. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in International Studies and Research from the University of Technology, Sydney.