John is the Head of Politics & Government for Instagram. He works with public figures, global institutions and governments to help them use Instagram to connect with the global community. Before joining the Facebook and Instagram, he served as the Digital Communications Adviser to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He began his career in the film and television industry and worked as a commercial photographer. John is a graduate of the University of Melbourne in Australia, where he received a double degree in Commerce and Media & Communications. An avid traveler, he can often be found exploring his favorite cities across the globe with his favorite Nikon camera in hand.