John is a finance professional with a career spanning 45 years. He is currently a non-executive Director with HSBC, chairing the audit committee for their Middle East, North Africa and Turkey banking operations. Previously, he held the position of Group Controller and CFO of Group Finance with BP and retired in 2018. In his early career he was an Inspector of Taxes. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIOD).
John has been a Trustee in the charity sector for 15 years. He became a Trustee of Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, in 2014 and has chaired their Trustee Board for the last 2 years.