John is a Non-Executive Director of several companies including Renishaw, Prometic Life Science and EM imaging.
He was previously the Chairman of Cardiff University, Deputy Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council and Chaired the Trustee Board of MRC Technology.
An advisor to public and third sector organizations, he was appointed by the Prime Minister in 2014 as the Life Science Champion for medical technology. He has served on several UK Government bodies, including the Science Advisory Council for Wales, and was a Trustee of the Francis Crick Institute. He advises the Singapore Government on Life Science matters and chairs a Strategic Advisory Panel for their Diagnostics Hub.
During an industrial career spanning 35 years he held international leadership positions in Smith & Nephew, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Amersham plc. John headed the commercial function of GE’s Life Science business and was the Chairman of its UK Healthcare Company.
He was awarded the CBE for services to Life Sciences, Healthcare and Science in 2012.