John Holliday

John Holliday was born and grew up in England, where his service in the Royal Air Force led to an opportunity in the burgeoning computer industry of the 1960s. John moved to Canada in 1968, initially joining IBM but later breaking out on his own with his first business in a career as a serial entrepreneur. In 1982 he moved to Australia and continued to create new businesses.

The experiences of his working life became the subject of a book, Toughing It Out – Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur, and so started a love of writing and the setting of new goals. John is now working on a biography of Walter Henry Medhurst, one of the first missionaries to China and John’s great-great-grandfather.

John is married and lives on the Gold Coast in Australia.