The new father of the year: John Symond

by Caroline Dann29 Aug 2012

Aussie's John Symond has been named Father of the Year by The Australian Father’s Day Council and charity The Shepherd Centre.

Symond is the father of two children, Stephen and Deborah. His involvement with several charities was cited as a key factor in his appointment.
“John is a fine example of an Australian Father of the Year. He has a strong commitment to both his children, which continues to this day, and has been able to combine his fatherhood responsibilities with his professional achievements," said Australian Father’s Day Council chairman, Maurice Newman.
Symond credited his parents with demonstrating "the importance of prioritising their children. I’m fortunate that this was instilled in me,” he said.
“I am honoured to be recognised in this way. It’s a complete surprise. Really unexpected.”
Previous winners include Steve Vizard, Steve Waugh and David Koch.


  • by Eric Williams, Australian Mortgage Brokers 29/08/2012 10:43:31 AM

    Congratulations John on such a wonderful honour. I trust that you will fly the flag for all Mortgage Brokers as our industry is full of decent people.

  • by George Ribarovski 29/08/2012 12:35:13 PM

    Congratulations to John. It's refreshing when nice things happen to nice people.

  • by Tom 29/08/2012 4:59:58 PM

    Aussie is so much more than a broker and am very proud to be part of this fabulous team.