John is the Principal of GlenForest Corporate, a boutique legal strategy and board advisory firm based in Perth. Mr Groppoli is also a director of Senses Foundation, a leading NFP organisation providing support, amongst other services, to deaf and deaf/blind patients.
John was a partner of national law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose Fulbright) from 1987 to 2004 where he specialised in franchising, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He was also the managing partner of the Perth office of Deacons from 1998 to 2002.
John left private legal practice at the end of 2004 and was, until July 2018, the Managing Director of Milner’s Brand Marketing – a leading Australian brand marketing group specialising in premium international homeware brands, and Aviva Mann Optical Group – Australia’s largest importer and national distributor of optical products and accessories.
John was for a period of 13 years a Non-Executive Director of Automotive Holdings Group Ltd (ASX:AHG) stepping down at the end of September 2019. During that time, John was also Chairman of their Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
John was the Chairman of public unlisted entities Retravision (WA) and Electcom which managed and serviced the Retravision, Westcoast Hi Fi and Fridge & Washer City retail brands in WA, SA and NT.