John is a barrister and chartered accountant who has served on several public and private company boards. He was CEO of MacLellan Group plc, a UK facilities management provider, for 12 years until its sale in 2006 to Interserve plc for an enterprise value of £130 million. He was co-founder of Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) a specialist provider of facilities services, and was its Chairman from inception in 2007 until early November 2022 (he remains a Non-Executive Director). PTSG became a public listed company in 2015 and was acquired by Macquarie Group Ltd in 2019 for an enterprise value of approximately £300 million which represented a 304% premium to the 2015 listing share price. He is also currently Chairman of SEC Newgate Spa, the parent company of a global strategic communications and advisory group and is also Chairman of Servoca Plc, a provider of staffing solutions and outsourced services.