John is a well-respected professional with nearly 40 years of business experience in tech-centric products and services based in the Far East, USA and Europe. He has a formidable track record of growth and beholds a low-key personality which is reassuringly strong and highly contagious.
His career started in sales of telecommunications systems, which eventually led to a long prosperous career with Philips Electronics, where he held roles such as Director of Interactive Media Systems and European President.
John has also held numerous other roles as Chief Executive of electronic groups specialising in services and software. In one particular company he grew revenues from £30m to £240m, and in another, the company became market leader in 54 countries.
John has also excelled in his roles as a Chairman, inspiring changes in one company which took it from the AIM to FTSE 250 and a market cap of over £800m. One stand out achievement was his appointment as Chairman of Psion PLC which was sold at a 66% premium to Motorola within a few years.