John Gray has a lifelong association with sailing which is ongoing. He is a partner of a New South Wales and Queensland law practice where he practises commercial law and currently sits on several private boards.
He has been involved for many years in a voluntary capacity in sporting and community clubs and associations.
Current involvement is with the North Bondi RSL sub-branch and the Infants Home Ashfield. Through his association with the Infants Home Ashfield, which services over 2,500 children each year, many of whom are at risk and the Bondi Veterans Centre which provides services, in particular to ex-servicemen in psychological and logistical need, he has an appreciation of the benefits provided by programs of the type run by the Making Waves Foundation.