John R Barton


Barton is the co-chair of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Growth Coalition. He is a Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University.


  • Industrial Development Corporation
  • Findevco (Pty) Limited
  • Other unlisted / private companies


  • Past President - Durban Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Board member of:-
    • Business Leadership South Africa
    • KZN National Business Initiative
    • KZN Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Founding member, trustee and board member- The Greater Durban Community Foundation (GDCF)
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee for the Jimmy Carter Work Project 2002: Habitat for Humanity
  • Member of the Ministerial Steering Committee for the development of the SA Forest Sector Transformation Charter

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