John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup'n Cert., FCIH, FPLA, FAIH, MISHS, MACHPER, MASA
Mr Mason has had over 50 years experience in the fields of Education, Horticulture, Recreation and Media. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a business owner. John has held positions ranging from nurseryman, landscape designer and parks director (Cities of Essendon and Heidelberg) to magazine editor.
John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and has served on many industry committees across his career. Among other bodies, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Horticulture (UK), Member of the Garden Media Guild, Fellow of Parks and Leisure Australia and of Institute of Horticulture (Australia). He is also board member of the Australian Garden Council and President of the International Approval and Registration Centre.
Mr Mason is the author of around 150 books and of over two thousand magazine articles, for a range of publishers including Simon and Schuster, Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing), Harper Collins and Hyland House.