A qualified accountant, John has been chairman of CFE Research since 2012. He’s spent most of his career working as an academic within higher education, undertaking research and teaching in accounting and finance. Prior to his retirement in 2011, he had spent the previous 20 years as Director of the Executive Education Centre of the Business School at Loughborough University. In this role, he developed and strengthened the School’s links with business through the provision of corporate training and consultancy. He also gained extensive experience of directing and managing a client-focussed organisation engaged in delivering projects in the short, medium and long term.