Joined the Board in November 2023.
John has more than 25 years’ experience in HR, organisational development and change management in large, complex organisations. He began his career in fast-paced acute healthcare organisations, mainly in the NHS. He was HR Director at the charity Cancer Research UK and went on to join the Executive team at the Francis Crick Institute in central London during its set-up phase. In this role he led the merger of legacy research institutes and subsequently also integrated researchers from three university partners.
John subsequently joined the British Medical Association to lead a cultural improvement programme with a new CEO and senior leadership team, improving staff engagement and connection to the BMA strategy.
Most recently he joined the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the University of London, leading the people function where he is responsible for culture and staff engagement.
John has also held board-level non-executive director roles at the healthcare charity Leukaemia UK and Pursuing Independent Pathways, a small charity for teenagers with learning difficulties.