Global Brand & Experiences Leader
John is at the intersection of brands, media, technology and content. He is a creatively-led, transformation and growth leader of B2B and B2C matrix businesses.
Joined EY in 2014 from WPP, with the brief to transform the EY Brand and accelerate EYs Purpose to Build a Better Working World as an engine of growth, to become the most distinctive professional services brand – EY is now a top 15 AAA+ Brand. Proud of leading many initiatives, including the creation of EY’s ‘Better Questions’ platform, the launch of EY’s Women Fast Forward program and latterly supporting EY’s sustainability commitments and brand including the establishment of the S30 (with Freuds and HRH Prince Charles’ Strategic Markets Initiative).
Prior to joining EY from WPP, he was one of the pioneers of WPP’s integrated holding company approach as CEO of Team Vodafone, then establishing Team GSK. He joined JWT, after founding his own agency, at the time, uniquely fusing PR and digital.
His formative years were at ‘nothing is impossible’ creative agency Saatchi & Saatchi, as Managing Partner, working across multiple sectors from consumer, drinks, mobile, retail, electronics, financial, media and charities, with a string of awards attached.
An early stage start-up advisor and investor.
Member of the WFA ( World Federation of Advertisers); MGGB (Marketing group of Great Britain) Wall Street CMO Council and Advisory Board of the World Media Group.
Born in South Africa, 2 gorgeous daughters. Ski’s, snowboards and plays tennis.