About John

John Hutchinson spent the first 18 years of his career in the New Zealand Police, mainly in the Criminal Investigation Branch, but left the Police and has run his own businesses since 1998.

He has direct ownership in retail businesses and experience in various aspects of property investing and has worked with clients from a consulting perspective since 2005.

While working with business clients John is still involved in other business ownership in Hawkes Bay (although he has put systems and people in place that means he doesn’t work there on a day to day basis).

John continues to keep himself educated and is a great believer that to get better results you need to get better yourself.

John has worked at both a governance & advisory level in a number of sectors which include construction, wholesale trade, retail trade, information technology, insurance services, professional services, administrative and support services, transport, not for profit & manufacturing.

He has a Diploma in Business Studies (Management) from Massey University & has also attended courses run the the Institute of Directors.

As John’s children have grown over the years he has been actively involved in local sports clubs and events.

Supporting the Community

PlanA Consulting understands the need to be involved in the local community & John supports / has supported and being involved with the following:

  • Silver Sponsor for the Hawkes Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust
  • Cancer Society
  • Heart Kids
  • Young Entrepreneur Scheme in local high schools
  • Napier Aquahawks Swim Club
  • Child cancer
  • Parkinsons Hawkes Bay
  • Westshore Surf Club
  • Surf Lifesaving Hawkes Bay

In 2012 John was made a Life Member of the Napier Aquahawks swim club to recognise his contribution (even though he’s still a young chap!)