John’s career spans nearly forty years in Financial Services; he started out in 1974 as an office junior for Lloyds Bank stamping cheques, filing statements and making tea, badly.

In 2011 he was appointed as a Senior Adviser at the (then) Financial Services Authority, now the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).  As a Senior Adviser John provides senior level engagement within the PRA and also with regulated firms. He provides advice and input to Executive management at the PRA on a range of supervisory and industry matters.  He is also provides coaching, advice and feedback on sector, firm and thematic risk assessment, risk mitigation and handling of crystallised risk.

In 2010 he was appointed CEO Stroud and Swindon Building Society with a brief to steer it into the safe harbour of a merger with the Coventry Building Society.

During 2009 John worked full time as Senior Adviser in the Bank of England’s Special Resolution Unit providing senior and specialist building society and financial services expertise during a very difficult period for the Building Society sector.

Before working for the Bank of England John spent 20 years at Nationwide Building Society; he led teams in Payment Services, the Retail Branch Network, Back Office Operations and Technology culminating in appointment as Executive Director Sales & Marketing.

He still makes tea badly.