John Lindsay has been a director of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry since 1998, and was Chairman from 2003-2011. He was Chairman of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce & Industry for 10 years from 2004 - 2014 and was made a Life Member of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce in 2014.

As well as his Chamber involvement, John has had extensive business experience as Chief Executive and a Board Member of a number of manufacturing and service companies, based in New Zealand and operating internationally; as a member of the executive committee of national trade associations and as an independent director of the New Zealand Rugby Union.