John is Independent Advisor for Governance and Investment to the Pension Funds of the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Haringey, and Waltham Forest. John is also Independent Chair of the Merseyside Pension Board and is Advisor to the Nottinghamshire Pension Board.
John has also provided support to a number of other LGPS Funds and other LGPS stakeholders including Asset Managers.
John was previously Head of two LGPS Funds and a Chief Officer in local government for approximately twenty years. This included appointments as Director of Finance/Chief Finance (Section 151) Officer of both a London Borough and County Council.
John is Qualified CIPFA Accountant, holds the Investment Management Certificate of the CFA UK, a MBA (with distinction) in Public Service Management from the University of Stirling, and a BA in Ancient and Medieval History from the University of Sheffield.
John has been a frequent panellist and moderator at both Investment and Local Government Pension Scheme conferences and seminars.