John Fernando | REV3

John Fernando

BEng Chemical Engineering & Project Management (University of Sydney)

A New Zealand property investor, John holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and brings the background and experience of his and his family’s successful entrepreneurial businesses to REV3.

John was born into a family that specialises in sales, marketing and management and owns the largest advertising agency in Sri Lanka.

A trained chemical engineer and entrepreneur, John enjoys creating new businesses and has managed over 200 employees. Due to the civil war, John and his New Zealand wife moved from Colombo to Christchurch. John has also worked as a heavy machinery trader for the mining sector and imported the largest crusher into New Zealand.

He’s also won many accolades and broken New Zealand sales awards while working in the insurance industry. With the influx of workers to help in the Canterbury Rebuild, John also supported migrant construction workers, allowing them to access specific health benefit products and negotiate low interest loans to manage debt.

As a project and risk management specialist John ran the operations of a large family-owned business where he honed his negotiation and procurement skills. He brings this experience to REV3 Developments’ projects such as the Trinity Terrace apartments, which led to the sourcing of high spec, quality materials at the best prices, and passing those savings onto REV3’s new home buyers.

John is married to Tehani and they have two children. The family enjoys spending quality time together indulging in John’s cooking of many different cuisines. They love playing cricket and singing.