John has 35 years experience in a wide range of business environments, including Consumer Products, Business to Business, Manufacturing, Research, Consultancy, Education and Not-for-Profit.
After graduating with a Masters Degree in Physics and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, and following a brief flirtation with the world of Banking, John joined Unilever and worked in a wide range of Personnel roles, culminating in Head of Personnel for the international Research and Engineering Division. John left Unilever to become Group Director of Human Resources for De La Rue plc where he supported two successive Chief Executives during periods of major change.
In 2000 John joined DBM, and established a new service to support Chief Executives in career transition. He led the business to 70% revenue growth and personally coached more than 50 Chief Executives and Board Directors. In 2003 John was appointed Chief Executive of the Roffey Park Institute and led the transformation of the organisation over a five year period to deliver major enhancement to revenue and reputation. He stepped down in 2009 to pursue a portfolio of activities.
John's combination of experience gives him expertise as a coach and facilitator and a unique insight and ability to shape coaching and leadership development to improve organisational performance.