John was appointed as an Independent Governor in November 2020 and is the Chair designate of the Finance and Resources Committee.
Professionally, John is a Senior Managing Director with a leading international business and technology firm. His experience is focused on helping clients to design and execute beneficial change to capture the benefits of a rapidly altering world. In addition, he leads a significant global practice with professionals based around the world enabling him to travel, in normal times, to many of the world's leading economies.
Following an undergraduate degree in Geography, John trained as a marketer and having worked in strategy consulting, John has specialised in understanding how to meet increasingly demanding customer needs in a sustainable and long-term viable way. John is a Fellow of the Marketing Society and a published author in the marketing field.
John has served as a chair, trustee and advisor to charities in the areas of citizenship, consumer advocacy, medical research and in his local community. His experience includes fundraising, overseeing significant investments and reviewing governance arrangements. In the academic sphere John is working to shape an interdisciplinary approach to enhancing global sustainable prosperity.
Personally, John is married and has 4 children, 3 of whom presently attend university, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.