John-Paul was fortunate enough to be born into the world of retailing and from a very young age, started in the family business pushing trolleys while still at school. In 1991, Jp officially commenced his supermarket retailing career, starting at the bottom of the food chain – under the policy of Drakes he was afforded no extra assistance in progressing through the food chain; working his way up from Nightfill casual, to Store Manager and eventually State Manager of the Queensland business.
After relocating back to South Australia, Jp is now Director of Drakes. He has a keen interest in all things digital, heading up the Drakes digital team including the Drakes e-commerce platforms and app marketing. Jp strongly believes that the customer always comes first and customer satisfaction is his number one goal!