John Wood died peacefully on 19 February 2016 after a long brave struggle with cancer. John was a leading member of FEMAG. He had a long career promoting consumer rights including as head of the Federal Bureau of Consumer Affairs for 10 years. He and others promoted the introduction of Freedom of Information legislation in Australia. He was later appointed as Deputy Commonwealth Ombudsman.and then worked with countries in the South Pacific to improve government accountability and reduce corruption. John was made an Member of the Order of Australia in 2014 for his service to consumers.