Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

John McBride, AM

After studying in Japan and Australia, John began his career at the Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU, before joining Ansett Australia to establish flights into Osaka, Japan. Later he was Chief Executive of News Corporation Japan.

Returning to live in Sydney in 2003, John has continued his interest in matching texts about ancient, natural, and contemporary history with his walking, both in Australia and Japan.  John was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his support of Australia-Japan cultural and business links, and for supporting young artists and arts institutions. He is a licensed tea master of the Omotesenke School.