Passionate champion for improving Britains workplaces through whatever mean available to him, John has 22 years working in a leading values based organisation, W L Gore & Associates. In that experience the power of an engaged workforce really demonstrated the power individuals can make to the success of a business. John is a chartered Electrical and Electronic Engineer by training but has spent the last 23 years in leadership roles. His career highlight was accepting The Sunday Time Best companies to work for title in 2004 on behalf of the UK Gore team. Gore went on to win that 4 years in a row, that feat has never been repeated. As a manufacturing leader that success was especially pleasing as few manufacturing companies participate.
John is also a champion for Employee Ownership and is a current member of the board of ‘Scotland for Employee Ownership’ as Scottish government initiative to increase the number of EO businesses in Scotland.
John is a non executive director on the Aquascot Trust Board having supported them through their transition to employee ownership.