John has extensive experience in the retail sector with over 45 years working with companies in the UK as well in the Middle and Far East. He has fulfilled a number of senior management roles as well as consulting for blue chip brands including Tesco, Debenhams, and Eurotunnel, and abroad with The Landmark Group, Al Shaya and AS Watson. John’s expertise has covered marketing, property, store design and presentation, as well as senior recruitment. He has also mentored and coached senior managers who have sought career change and development. John has fostered a lifelong interest in all aspects of the performing and creative arts. Along with his wife Diane, he has been a member of The Torch Theatre Front of House and Marketing volunteer teams for five years following retirement to Milford Haven in 2012.