John is an experienced leader in global corporations, private equity and AIM-listed businesses across the financial services, business services and technology sectors. He is a Criticaleye Board Mentor and has a portfolio of non-executive directorships with small / mid-cap, private and public companies.
In June 2019 John was appointed Chair of Independent Growth Finance (IGF), an independent commercial finance provider. He is also Chair of Borro Private Finance, a secured lender focused on wealthy clients that provides finance for a broad range of assets including property, fine art, and classic cars. He is Chair of Cellesce, a leader in the field of regenerative medicine research and process design, and was previously Non-executive Director at CODE Investing, an alternative debt finance marketplace for SMEs. From April 2016, John was Chair of Franchise Finance, an independent finance provider to the franchise sector. He supported the founders grow the business before a successful sale to Hitachi Capital UK in June 2018.
From July 2010 until March 2015, John was Executive Chair of Syscap, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of technology and business finance for the small business and education sectors. Prior to Syscap, he spent five years as CEO of GoIndustry, building an online marketplace that enabled corporate clients to re-market surplus manufacturing equipment to a global database of over 1 million buyers across more than 100 countries.