Graeme John

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Graeme John
Personal information
Full name Graeme John
Date of birth (1943-03-15) 15 March 1943 (age 74)
Original team(s) East Perth
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1964–69 South Melbourne 77 (97)
Coaching career
Years Club Games (W–L–D)
1973–75 South Melbourne 66 (15–50–1)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1975.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Graeme John (born 15 March 1943[1]) was Managing Director of Australia Post from 1993 to 2009.[2] From 1990 was Australia Post's Chief Manager of National Operations.[3] Mr John was awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2003, for service to business and to the community. He is also a recipient of the Centennial Medal and the Australian Sports Medal. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Board member of QR National, Racing Victoria and Seven West Media.[4]

He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Kahala Posts Group, Board member of the International Post Corporation (Netherlands), and Vice-Chairman of Sai Cheng Logistics International (China), a joint venture with China Post.

John played for, and later coached, the South Melbourne Football Club in the Victorian Football League. He played at Centre-Half-Forward for both the Western Australian and Victorian state teams and gained selection in the All-Australia Team in 1966. He was recently nominated for the Swans "Team of The Century". Off the field John has also served as President of the South Melbourne Football Club and served as an Australian Football League Commissioner until 2011. [5]

He is the father of Gareth John, a ruckman who played for the Sydney Swans.


  1. ^ Graeme John's statistics from AFL Tables
  2. ^ "Australia Post chief Graeme John announces retirement". Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Australia Post Annual Report 2008–09". Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Seven West Media Board of Directors". Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Browne, Ashley (26 September 2011). "Three, two, one".