35 year career in Broadcasting, starting with engineering, then creative roles. Currently non-exec director of a plc, Chair of Ofcom Advisory Committee, Governor at Manchester Metropolitan University and incoming Chair of Silk Heritage Trust. John also invests in early stage digital businesses. John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Television Society.
In 2006, founded a technology and transformation consultancy, so he is very familiar with the challenges of starting a business later in life. In 2007, he also became CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up, funded by Venture Capital.
The last 10 years has been spent consulting on impacts of digital technology and behaviours, with a particular interest in local government, having advised several city councils in London and a spell as interim Chief Information Officer at Essex County Council.