John Maddock AM

  • CHS 1964 – 1969
  • Churchill Junior House Captain 1966, Senior House Captain 1968
  • Captain of CHS Basketball team
  • Head Prefect, 1969
  • CEO of the Box Hill Institute
  • Australian basketballer, Olympian and sports administrator

John Maddock has enjoyed a very diverse life since leaving CHS in 1969.  His initial career began with Arthur Anderson, working in their small business management and business consulting areas, then he spent four years teaching at Glenroy Technical School. John held a variety of management roles at Barton Institute of TAFE for ten years, then was Deputy Director at Box Hill Institute from 1990 to 1995, before becoming Director at the Gordon from 1996 to 1999. He then returned to Box Hill as the CEO. When Box Hill Institute merged with the Centre for Adult Education, John became the CEO of that organisation.

John Maddock’s professional life is distinguished. He has not only been involved in many leadership roles, but has also led a large number of Statewide Vocational Education and Training (VET) or government initiatives in Victoria and Australia, either through invitation or as the Victorian TAFE Association’s representative, including:

  • Member of the Victorian Curriculum & Assessment Authority (and its predecessor, the Victorian Board of Studies)
  • Deputy Chair Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) and member of its Management Committee
  • Member of the Board of Trustees for VTAC
  • Member of the State Government ICT Task Force advising Ministers Brumby and Kosky on future ICT directions in Victoria
  • Member of the State Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on ‘Seamless Education’
  • Past member of the Ministry of Education’s VET in Schools’ Advisory Group
  • Chair, Statewide Management Information System Steering Committee.

Currently John is an Independent Tertiary Education Professional; Non Executive Director on the Adult Community & Further Education Board; Honorary Senior Fellow at Melbourne University in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education LH Martin Institute and Member of Victoria Polytechnic Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, Victoria University

Alongside his professional life, John had a prominent career in basketball, playing with the Melbourne Tigers from 1965 to 1980 in state and national championships at both junior and senior level. During that period, he was also selected to represent Australia at the National Titles at the international level and was a regular member of the Australian squad during the 1970s.

John’s sporting achievements include:

  • Australian Boomer Basketball Team: Olympian Montreal 1976
  • Played at World Cup Puerto Rico in 1974 & Philippines in 1978
  • Played at Oceania Championships Olympic and World Cup Qualifiers – 1971, 1975, 1978
  • Head of Delegation at World Cup/Championships 1998, 2006, 2010
  • Australian Opals Basketball Team: Head of Delegation at World Cup/Championships 2002, 2006, 2010
  • FIBA International Competition Commission 2002-2013 including Deputy Chair 2010-2013
  • Awarded the Australia Sports Medal by the Prime Minister for volunteer services with the Sydney 2000 Olympics

John has had a strong community involvement in sports administration, holding positions including:

  • President and Chairman of Basketball Australia
  • Australia’s delegate to the FIBA, the world governing body for the sport of basketball;
  • Member of FIBA’s International Competition Commission
  • Australia’s representative on the FIBA Oceania Basketball Federation Management Committee
  • Delegate on the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)
  • Past board member of the Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club
  • Awarded Life Membership of the Victorian Basketball Association

In 2013 John became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to vocational education and training and to the sport of Basketball. Updated 2020

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