John’s career spans 40 years in Financial Services.  He spent 35 years at Lloyds and Nationwide leading major divisions in Payment Services, Retail Branches, Back Office Operations and Technology culminating in appointment as Executive Director Sales & Marketing in 2006.

During 2009 he was a Special Adviser in the Bank of England’s Special Resolution Unit and in 2010 was made CEO of the loss making Stroud and Swindon Building Society steering it into the safe harbour of a merger with a bigger firm.  In 2011 he became a Senior Adviser at the Financial Services Authority.

In 2012 he was seconded to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards.  John returned from the Commission in 2013 and is now a Senior Adviser at the Bank of England working for the Deputy Governor Prudential Regulation.  John is closely involved in the supervision of major banks and insurers and is currently leading an internal review of the way the PRA supervises corporate governance.

In addition to work at the Bank Johnis a member of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank.  He isan Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter Business School where he achieved an MBA and an MA in Leadership Studies and regularly speaks in the UK and abroad on leadership, corporate governance and risk management.