John pursued an early career in venture finance and estate management before becoming Managing Director of a farming company. He is a Samaritan volunteer and was Vice Chair of the Addiction Recovery Foundation.
John has been a Trustee since 1995 and Vice Chair from 1996 to 1997 when he took over as Chair following the untimely death of David Stafford. John stepped down as Chair in 2004 to become Hon. Treasurer until 2008 when the Board of Trustees invited him to become the first Nacoa Ambassador in recognition of his long and passionate commitment to the Charity and its aims. John accepted the role of Acting Chair in 2018 bringing his in-depth knowledge of the Charity’s structure, services and donor base. He was then elected as Chair at the 2018 agm in October.