John E. Lines AM holds a Bachelor of Business (Transport and Economics) and has extensive experience in container shipping within Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. He is formally the Chief Executive Officer for ANL Container Line and has served on various boards and working groups including Chairman of Shipping Australia, and Chairman for Australia on the Asian Shipowners Forum.

John was awarded the Order of Australia for services to the Australian shipping industry, and the decoration of Chevalier de l’Odre du Merite Maritime from the French Government for services to the shipping industry.

John is the patron of the Mission to Seafarers Vic Art Prize and Exhibition, is an avid collector and established the significant collection of works held by ANL Container Line.