John has 45 years’ experience in the financial services industry, is a trustee of UST and currently the Chair of the Resources and Remuneration Committees.
John initially worked in the banking sector and more latterly within the insurance industry. Having joined Midland Bank after graduating from Durham University, John worked within the retail banking division in branches and regional management including a period as Area Manager covering some 20 branches within the West Midlands. Moving to Head Office in the early ‘90s, he took up a senior role within marketing and business development. Following the takeover of the bank by HSBC, John took on a global role heading up personal banking, working mainly in countries where retail banking was less developed.
In 2000 John was appointed Head of Marketing for HSBC based in New York, USA. Following the expansion of the bank in the US, the role expanded and John became Head of Marketing, North America.
Returning to the UK in 2007, John joined Catlin Insurance as Group Marketing Director, a role that also encompassed environmental sustainability and community activities.
Now retired, John has continued his involvement with sustainability issues and the community sector.