John has 23 years experience of corporate communications, political affairs and running major international campaigns. He has specialised in national and international campaigning; corporate social responsibility; crisis and issues management and media relations.
His career has spanned senior positions in both in-house and consultancy environments.
During his time in consultancy - working for Hill & Knowlton and Burson Marsteller in London - he advised senior level clients at De Beers, British Airways, The Football Association, HSBC, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the Abu Dhabi Government, Sky News, Tesco and the Rugby Football Union. He has also lived and worked in South Africa, and has a detailed knowledge of many of the issues on the African continent. John has also worked extensively in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
John was Director of Corporate Affairs for one of Britain’s Top 6 universities, the University of Warwick, for five years and, subsequently, Director of Corporate Communications for the England cricket team from 2000-2004. He has managed national and international campaigns covering a diverse range of issues including: