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November 2014

November Meeting - John Ahern

November 15, 2014 - 02:00 AM / 04:00 AM Fradgley Hall, Burleigh Heads Meeting

Guest Speaker - John Ahern


John was born in Brisbane, Queensland and grew up in Redcliffe where he roamed the beaches and played backyard cricket with his mates. His career spanned from mowing lawns and packing groceries to get through University, to being the global head of Branding and Acquisitions for a public listed company.

OTRWKJohn’s book On The Road…With Kids was released in August by Pan Macmillan. He has since been featured in an array of media including Channel Nine Mornings, Sky Business News, The Australian Financial Review, BRW, The Melbourne Age, The Sydney Herald, Country Life, The Courier Mail’s U Magazine, Radio New Zealand, Travelbites Radio UK, and on the ABC’s Conversation Hour with Richard Fidler.

In between serious bouts of work, he has travelled through over 80 countries and been shot at, poisoned, tear-gassed, robbed at gunpoint and locked up in an African jail. He has also stowed away in a Colombian cargo plane, ridden across countries on the back of trucks and the roofs of buses, flown in an ultralight over the Zambezi, and been a passenger in two train derailments.

He now lives with his wife Mandy and two children in the comparative safety of the Currumbin Valley on Australia’s Gold Coast. He considers it their base camp for new adventures.

Website:  johnahern.co

Media Release:  John Ahern's On the Road With Kids

Meeting Details

Date: Saturday, 15 November 2014

Time: 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start

Venue: Fradgley Hall (above Burleigh Heads Library)

Cost: Members $5.00 | Non-members $8.00  This includes afternoon tea.

Parking: Free parking is available in the car park next to the Burleigh Heads Library with access from Connor Street.

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