John is an experienced commercial professional with extensive senior sales and marketing experience in both blue chip multinationals and smaller companies.
He has delivered training on negotiation, leadership and many other subjects to more than a dozen blue chip companies in the UK, Europe, the United States, and the Far East as well as building a successful consulting business with private sector clients in areas including Board development, sales training and coaching; new business, product, and customer development; and business turnaround. He also works in the public and third sectors delivering behaviour change programmes for a range of clients including local authorities and health commissioners.
For six years he served as a non-executive director on a local NHS Trust, where he chaired the Performance & Finance Committee and was Deputy Chair and senior independent director. He currently chairs the Board of the highly successful York-based Pathfinder Multi-Academy Trust.
More recently he has become fascinated by the potential of simple businesses to alleviate poverty in the developing world and has spent some pro bono time in Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria exploring this.