John is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in music. He has previously been Managing Director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Head of BBC Music (BBC Worldwide) and Chairman of Hazard Chase. He was also a producer for EMI records and came to know many of the world's top performers and conductors. He is a governor of the Royal Academy of Music, a professor at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and a financial consultant and tutor. He is presently involved as founding partner in the management of Percius, an artist management group based in Cambridge.