John Prendergast

John and Donna live in Invercargill, New Zealand and they have 3 daughters.
A chartered accountant, John is Chief Executive of Presbyterian Support Southland.
John joined the Invercargill South Club in 1994, and has enjoyed a number of Rotary roles since then, including leading a GSE Team to D5220 in California in 2003, leading the Australasian RYLA Team to Gallipoli, Turkey in April 2005 for the 90th anniversary of the Allied landing at ANZAC Cove, and was District Governor in 2012-13. John has been his District Trainer, District Membership Chair, District GSE Chair, and is a regular MC and speaker at Rotary Conferences, Institutes, and Presidents’ Elect Training events.
Internationally John has been a member of Rotary International’s Vocational Service Committee, and in 2017 and again in 2018 was a Training Leader at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego.
John was the Rotary Zone Co-ordinator for New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and 8 Australian Districts from 2016 until June 2019.
Outside of work, family and Rotary John has been and is involved in the governance of various organisations, including Chair of Camp Quality New Zealand, Chair of Philanthropy New Zealand, Trustee of the Ngai Tahu Fund, Chair of the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin Board of Management, Chair of the Verdon College Board of Trustees, Director of Rugby Southland, and is a Justice of the Peace.