John has over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry. He has a First Class Honours degree in Economics, qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the top ten students worldwide, in his qualifying year, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (by Diploma).
John started his working career at Kleinwort Benson and Coopers & Lybrand before joining Collins Stewart in 1997 where he spent 10 years building up the Wealth Management division. He resigned as the CEO of the Wealth Management division and as a Director of Collins Stewart (Europe) Limited in 2007 to join the start-up business Spearpoint Limited where he was the CEO and largest shareholder. Spearpoint was sold to Brooks Macdonald Group Plc., the AIM listed integrated wealth management business, in 2012.
John is also a significant early stage investor in Succession Advisory Services the successful wealth management group, fund consolidator and platform operator.