In Conversation with John Livesey, Director of Finance at Wesley Mission Queensland

Today’s guest is John Livesey, an established professional who is passionate about healthcare.

John is the Director of Finance at Wesley Mission Queensland, and this organisation like many were affected by Covid.

We speak about the challenges and pivots he had to make when Covid arrived.

We speak about his philosophies in leadership and how he gets the best out of his team and those around him, and specifically how to delegate with trust.

John has worked for the same organisation for many years, and he talks about how you can stay at the same place for a long time if this organisation has the right culture.

We explore John’s early forays into accounting and how his career has come to be.

This episode is Co-Hosted by BRISCA Managing Director Sumith Dissanayake, and Jack Ferguson.

3:20 What is Wesley Mission Queensland?

5:10 What has navigating Covid looked like for you?

9:15 Do you feel concerned about Covid within your organisation?

10:25 What did you have to change when Covid came into the picture?

16:50 What got you interested in Accounting in the first place?

22:20 Did you recognise that the mentor you had when you were young was so valuable?

25:30 Do you remember the time in your career when you decided you didn’t need to know all the answers?

30:30 How do you delegate with trust?

33:00 When did you start noticing good and bad leadership?

37:45 What has kept you in the same organisation for close to 20 years?

41:45 How challenging has planning ahead been for you?

44:50 What advice would you give your younger self?


Where to find Wesley Mission Queensland:

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Where to find John Livesey:

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Co-Hosted By Jack Ferguson (

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