John was previously with the Trafalgar House Group for 22 years, where he held a number of Senior Management positions becoming Managing Director of Allied Business Systems, a leader in Open Systems, where he introduced several pioneering technologies to the UK. In 1989 he became Chairman of ABS Computers Ltd, Shortlands Computing Services and Multibus Ltd.
John set up Allied Powers in 1993 and has successfully developed this business, working with SME's, Venture Capitalists and the Banking and Finance industry, to achieve many successful and exciting developments for his clients.
John was Chairman of Integrated Services Ltd and Nordic Integrated Services AB until he sold these businesses to IBM in March 1996.
In January 1997 John became Non-Executive Chairman of Adaptive Ltd, a company which was bought out from the Abbey National Bank. In November he joined Webdevelopment in London as Non-Executive Chairman, a company that floated at £13 million a few years later.
More recently he has been appointed to the board of Land Energy Ltd, Grid Xitek, and Energy Reducing Products in Cambridge - more on these organisations can be found on the web site.
John masterminded the acquisition of ElectricMail by Kewill plc and helped Nexus Electronics with their sale as well as Micrologic’s sale to ARM.
Additionally, John has helped a significant number of companies raise capital to enable continued growth.
John is also a member of the Information Technologists' Company, a Freeman of the City of London, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society, where he sits on the council of the Elite Group.
He is a Fellow of The Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) as well as a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies.