Australasian council of justices' associations

Bio - Vice President

John Carpendale JP (Qual)

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John has been continuously involved with ACJA since November 2013 when he was appointed to fill the vacant position of ACJA Registrar, a role he performed for the following four years (until October 2016).

For the 2015 - 2021 calendar years, he attended ACJA meetings as a councillor representing the Queensland Justices Association (QJA). In October 2021, he was appointed to fill the vacant position of Vice President.

Appointed a JP for Queensland in 1980, John completed the requisite training course to upgrade to Justice of the Peace (Qualified) in 2009. He joined QJA in August 2009 and was elected to join the QJA Board of Directors in November 2011. He remained a member of the QJA Board for 10 years until November 2021, serving the final four years as QJA President.

After leaving full-time finance sector employment in 2005, he graduated from the AICD company directors’ course and served on several boards in that industry before he became more immersed in the volunteer activities of individual JP practice and the management of JP organisations (QJA and ACJA).

For four years (2014-17), he was editor of the quarterly QJA membership magazine and again assumed that role after standing down as President in November 2021.

John is strongly committed to lifelong learning, is a QJA Accredited JP and is a member of QJA’s Accreditation Program administration committee. In 2022, he was appointed as a “special witness” in Queensland, authorised to undertake online JP witnessing activities.

He is a staunch advocate of the ACJA and is pleased to be working with fellow executive committee members in directing Council business to ensure it continues to meet the needs and expectations of affiliated JP associations into the future.