After a military career in the British Army spanning 27 years with an infantry regiment interspersed with a number of intelligence appointments and operations, John retired in order to develop business opportunities in the Middle East.
Initially he worked on the Shell Pearl (GTL) project in Ras Laffan, Qatar and was responsible for the training and leadership development of the 250,000 strong construction workforce. He followed this by implementing a national training and education program in Yemen in partnership with Pearson Education and Sheikha Mozah’a youth enterprise, “Silatech”. After a period of political instability in Yemen John took up the appointment of Director Middle East, for Inspirational Development Group, affiliated with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to deliver youth development programs. Latterly, John returned to Yemen to take up an MD appointment with G4S as country lead to run the largest security company in the country responsible for critical infrastructure facilities.
In his time with Chenega John has continued to develop a training offering and a technical integration model targeted at major infrastructure and government projects on a global level.