In August, John Carson achieved 40 years of service and reflects on his
many roles with the Estate Agents Co-operative.

John Carson (left) and David Crombie (right)

David Crombie presenting John Carson with his award for 40 Years Service at EAC

Many of you would have had some form of interaction with EAC’s longest serving representative, John Carson as he has served in a multitude of positions since commencing his tenure at the Co-operative on the 10th of August 1971 as a Mail Room Clerk, whilst on semester holidays from his law studies.

Due to family financial issues, John had to discontinue his studies and was offered full time employment as the Assistant Production Manager.

In 1975 John was made responsible for the Administration of the EAC multiple listing processes as well as membership;

In 1979 John was appointed to the position of IT Manager and is credited with installing EAC’s first computer system;

In 1985 became Membership Manager and was responsible for all matters relating to the
membership process at EAC.

1987 saw John promoted to General Manager and Company Secretary in addition to Licensee in-charge (licenses held: real estate business and stock & station.)

With the resignation of Ken Baker in 1989, John was appointed as CEO by the Board of Directors until taking a step back in 2006 when David Crombie moved from IT Manager to CEO;

To this day John retains his Company Secretary/Chief Operations Officer role and continues to be an integral part of the Co-operative as well as a front for all industry knowledge and EAC Historian for the Management team.

When asked for comment on his time with EAC, John simply stated, “I have been fortunate to work with dedicated people, whether they are Directors, Management or staff – people with a desire to deliver the best of the best to members.”

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