John Sinclair

John Sinclair – Chairperson Board of Directors


John was born in England in 1962, and has lived in New Zealand since the age of seven. He studied literature at Otago University, is a graduate of Victoria University’s creative writing master’s programme, and has worked as a political speechwriter, a treasury official, roving public policy consultant and Yoga teacher. In 1995 he lived in Harbin, China as a Visiting Fellow at the Heilongjiang Academy of Social Science, courtesy of the Asia Foundation of New Zealand.

He lives in Wellington with his wife and son.

“The Phoenix Song” is his first novel

He became the Policy Adviser for NZCCM in late 2012. At the beginning of 2016, he was appointed as the chairperson of the Board of Directors