Before returning to Edinburgh in 2008 to work for Buccleuch, John had a varied financial career spanning several continents and industry sectors, including 8 years with Air Liquide, the world leader in industrial gases, where he worked in Paris as CFO and 19 years with Unilever. John was also extensively engaged in the development of international accounting standards as vice-chair of EFRAG.
Alongside his work at Buccleuch, John is vice-chair for both Scottish Forum on Natural Capital and the 2020 Climate Change Group, working with the Scottish Government and public and private sector bodies to help Scotland achieve its climate change targets.
John also sits on various boards:
|External, non-executive:||BIC, TR Property Investment Trust|