About John Forrest
John Forrest is currently a semi retired Consulting Engineer providing general consulting services in project management, town planning and irrigation advice. He has a general background in Civil Engineering including some time in the public service, academia, and for many years managed his private consulting practice. This is all detailed in the following curriculum vitae.
His interest in infrastructure investment led him to serve for 20 years as the Member for Mallee in the Federal Parliament from 1993 to 2013. In this period he worked assiduously to establish a reputation for representing with decency and integrity to build confidence in the political system so recently undermined. Upon his retirement from the Parliament he served as a Non Executive Director of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority till 2015. Whilst on the Board he served on Committees of the Board as Chair of the Audit Committee and participant of the Research Development and Extension Committee.
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