John has over 23 years of commercial publishing experience, eleven of those as Publisher and Managing Director of national sports magazine companies, both as media owner and contract publisher. His background is in advertising and sponsorship sales, although he has written four books and contributed to numerous magazines across the world.
In 2010 John was contracted to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, where he managed the most extensive Olympic publishing programme, producing 67 licensed books and 47 sports event programmes. A sports marketing expert, John can provide advice and consultancy on ways of promoting new participation and membership initiatives for sports bodies. With strong contacts for printers, paper suppliers and distribution companies, John is well placed to find the most cost-effective way to get your magazine, handbook or brochure into the reader’s hands.
John has successfully coached both youth rugby and football teams and has competed at numerous international sailing events. He still competes on the Finn Class World Masters championships, is a keen cyclist, tennis player and skier.