Skills and Experience:
Leadership in large global
Public and private sector
John was Chief Executive of the
Met Office, a post he held from
2005 to 2014. Between 1998 and
2005 John was CEO of Premier
Farnell plc, having previously spent
19 years with ICI plc, where he was
Chief Executive of ICI Performance
Chemicals and ICI Autocolour, as
well as being Group Treasurer.
He was awarded a CBE in the
2014 New Year’s Honours List
for his national and international
services to Meteorology.
He is a Fellow of the Institute
of Chartered Accountants, a
Member of the Association
of Corporate Treasurers and a
companion of the Chartered
British Institute of Management.