John Ridley AM
John was one of the founders of Melbourne Forum. He lead the charge in 2009 to have the Athenaeum Club open membership to women. Having lost that battle, he and others did not give up on forming a new forum where all Melburnians could get together. John was the first chair of Melbourne Forum. For many years, he led the communications strategy practice for The Clifton Group. John has had a range of community involvements and is currently on the board of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.