John currently combines part time positions at Novus Property Solutions (Non-executive Director) with supervisory and guest lecturing activities with the University of Leeds Business School.  John’s full-time career with IBM - which concluded mid 2017 – was a mixture of leveraging digital technologies into government and public sector organisations around the world with the commercial exploitation of emerging technologies for business benefit.

John’s current interests include the application of blockchain technologies for business benefit, strategic agility, digital transformation and the cultural enablers of organisational transformation.  As a board member, John is interested in how team culture and dynamics can challenge “traditional thinking” in a constructive and supportive fashion.


  • Postgraduate Studies

Research interests

Business Strategy

Strategic Agility

Business Blockchain

Digital Transformation

Board Composition and Culture


  • MSc. Applicable Mathematics, Cranfield
  • HND Engineering, The College, Swindon

Student education

Guest lectures on Business Blockchain, Digital Transformation and Project / Risk Management. Lecturer in Strategy for Business on the Executive Leadership Program.