Expertise: Operational Security, Risk and Change, Crisis and Emergency, Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Stakeholder Relationship Management, Geopolitical Analysis informing investment decisions.

Locations: Global (UK based).

John is a trusted advisor to Boards and senior leaders, with wide-ranging experience in operational leadership, risk, change and security management and corporate governance in the public and private sectors.

John spent 8 years with a UK-listed independent upstream oil & gas company (2012-20) operating in the North Sea, SE Asia, Latin America and the Falkland Islands.  He held a number of Board-facing leadership roles including Chief Risk Officer, Group Head of Corporate Services, and Stakeholder Relations Manager (in the latter role steering the company’s dealings with Governments/ Regulators and Joint Venture partners).

His preceding 25-year career in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s policy stream (1987-2012) saw broad operational and cultural experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.  Senior diplomatic postings in Germany and Argentina were interspersed with London-based team leader roles with an extensive travelling remit covering a range of sensitive geopolitical and functional workstreams.

John has developed a consistent record of building positive relationships internationally at senior level in the public and private sectors.  He is an experienced negotiator at Ministerial/ senior official level with particular focus on resolution of geopolitical, security, law enforcement and regulatory issues.