John is a passionate proponent of positive change. He is an enabler, supporting individuals as they navigate complex, demanding transformations and transitions, so they can deliver their best at all times.
As AES’s co-founder, John is a true entrepreneur who takes personal responsibility for transforming ideas into profitable and polished reality, via assertive risk-taking and innovation.
John is also a strategic thinker, skilled negotiator, and has excellent commercial judgement. Together with his fellow directors, he leads AES on a path of continuous progressive development.
As a natural communicator, who is passionate about leadership and helping individuals realise and fulfil their potential, John is a well-loved leader who ensures partners are provided with a progressive, professional and rewarding career.
A former British Army Officer, John commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst into The Household Cavalry Regiment (The Blues and Royals).
Outside his central role at AES International John is Chairman of Newcastle University London, Chairman of St Dionis church Parsons Green, and Chairman of an ambitious building project for his charity in west London.
He is also an active member of the Institute of Personnel and Development, and has more recently been accredited as an Investors in People Champion.