John attended university in Liverpool and spent the first decade of his career working in Investment Banking for companies such as Charles Schwab, Barclays and a joint venture between Merrill Lynch and HSBC. John then returned to the University of Birmingham to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and began working as a Teacher of Geography at Hall Green Secondary School in Birmingham. Whilst doing this he worked in various leadership roles whilst gaining his Master’s Degree (MEd) from the University of Birmingham.

In 2010 John and his family moved to Qatar to Doha British School where he served as Head of Secondary School for just under 4 years before moving to his next headship at Dover Court International School, a British curriculum school in Singapore in 2015. He was awarded the U.K. National Qualification in Headship (NPQH) in January 2016. John joined Park House English School as Principal in August 2017.

Outside of school John is an avid reader when time allows, enjoys travelling with his family to experience different cultures and cuisines and indulges his passion for Rugby Union by following Birmingham Moseley and Wasps.