DirectorJohn Coughlan

John joined the team of Highclere Australia directors in March, 2021.

Serving as chairman of Sire Custodians, one of Highclere Australia's leading partners, John has held various management and regulatory positions within the Australian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound industries. He has served as chief executive of the Queensland Principal Club and the Greyhound and Harness Racing Regulatory Authority, as well as chief financial executive for the Australian Jockey Club and finance manager for the Sydney Turf Club. 

He currently serves on the board of Odyssey House, one of Australia's leading rehabilitation providers; a former chairman, he currently serves as chairman of Odyssey House's finance, operations and risk management committee. He is a former chairman of the Australian Physie and Dance Association, the NSW State Congress of CPAs and the Finance Committee, Trustees of the Sisters of Mercy.