ohn Dingemanse is a Kingdom entrepreneur who has founded, built up and operated numerous businesses in a range of industry sectors including Property, Professional Services, Construction and Engineering, Telecommunications, Water Management and Resources.
As a project manager/architectural designer by training, he has designed and delivered many notable development projects throughout Australia, each of which demonstrate striking aesthetic, ecologically sustainable design (ESD) and provision of significant social benefit.
John founded his first business at the age of 25, establishing a building business that within 10 years was the largest construction company in Tasmania with a 2016 equivalent turnover exceeding $150m which still operates successfully today. Since 2000 he has continued to establish new enterprises, build them up to strong profitability and then on-sell. One of those companies; Tastel, was purchased by Bendigo Bank and another; ElectroPulse was sold to it’s management team.
John is highly regarded for his creative strength, passion for innovation and focus on true sustainability. As both a business and social entrepreneur he has received national acclaim for his achievements; while his company’s projects have received numerous awards for innovation and sustainability.
John is the Founder and CEO of CBM Sustainability Group, a group of companies involved in project initiation, development and delivery in a number of industry sectors including property, mining, agri-business and renewable energy.
CBM Sustainability employs professionals in Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Environmental Management and Commercial Services, who embrace the company’s ethos of corporate social and environmental responsibility.
John’s vision is to see leaders in business, community and government work together strategically, through enterprise development, towards social improvement in Australia as well as in developing nations.
Through his unique expertise and his corporate profile, John has been successful in leading and influencing positive change in business and commerce as well as the Australian church community, thereby seeing many people benefit as a result of well-considered sustainable development.
John is a strong advocate of environmental and social enhancement becoming the norm in business and through CBM Sustainability Group, he applies the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development to demonstrate how projects can be undertaken without harm to the environment and bringing benefits to the whole community.
John has been married to Aileen for some 35 years and they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.
Two of their sons, Liam and Sam Dingemanse are part of the CBM Sustainability Team and serve as Executive Directors of the family companies.
In addition to his roles in various companies, John serves on the Board of a number of community organisations including Impact Group (based in NSW), iSEE Church (based in QLD) and Freelife Church and Youth Futures (based in Tas).