John Denton is a Director of Denton Corker Marshall, one of the most significant and successful Australian owned international architecture and design practices with offices in Melbourne, London and Jakarta. John is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and in 1996 received the AIA’s highest honour, the Gold Medal. He is also a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. John was Victorian Government Architect from 2006-2008, advising the Premier and Cabinet on achieving better architecture and urban design outcomes.
He is the chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and board member of several other boards in the field of art, design and innovation.
He has previously been chairman of the Australian Government Interim Advisory Board for the new Creative Industries Innovation Centre in Sydney. John received a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from Monash University, where he is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Art and Design.