John McSweyn, was born in Cronulla, in the electorate of Cook, and has lived all his life in the Sutherland Shire. He has been happily married to wife Maree for nearly 40 years.

They have three children. John is an entrepreneur with a lifetime of experience owning and operating a wide variety of businesses. He is currently Managing Director of The Brokerage Connection, offering a national franchise network in business broking, business coaching, mortgage broking and real estate sales.