John is the CBI’s Head of Education & Skills, leading the CBI’s work across education, from the early years through to primary, secondary, as well as colleges, universities, and lifelong learning or retraining. Alongside education & skills, John chairs the CBI’s LGBT+ Network. Originally from the Midlands, most of John’s career prior to the CBI was spent in policy and communications, working on issues affecting social justice, education, young people. This includes advising three past education ministers, and being a founding director of the Education Policy Institute. Outside of work, John is a governor of an SEND school.