John has over 25 years’ experience in applied research, project management and innovation. His background is in infrared, electro-optic and millimetre wave sensors in military and civil applications and Geographical Information Systems. More recently John has been working as a consultant in Open Innovation and has worked extensively for rail clients in this period. Alongside Jim Panter, John is using this experience to help SMEs enter the rail supply chain through the Mentoring Scheme.
Outside work John is interested in sailing tall ships, Industrial Archaeology and is also the current chair of the West Midlands Branch of the Institute of Physics and it’s Hereford & Worcester Centre.