John gained degrees from Oxford University in biochemistry and microbiology, worked as a pharmaceutical and consumer products production manager and later, for large retailers, managed teams in the analytical discipline of space management. He transferred that expertise into independent retail consulting practice and general consulting for SMEs, Arts companies and Not for Profit organisations.
Formerly a theatre lighting practitioner, John is a board member of the lighting professionals’ Association for Lighting Production and Design. He is a parish councillor and whilst volunteering with the Rivers Trust, acquired an enthusiasm for river management and conservation. John brings to the board strategic planning, project management, company secretarial, administrative and managerial expertise.