John is a veteran of the Consumer Electronics and telecommunications industries. Over the past 2 decades he has held roles in Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Retail Channel Management, Corporate Strategy as well as General Manager for Sony UK and Managing Director for Sony Ericsson.
Previously rated as one of Mobile Magazine’s ‘Power 50’ most influential people in the telecoms industry, John also lead many technology and sub brand launches including Sony Ericsson’s Walkman and Cybershot brands as well as Digital Terrestrial TV in the early 90s and re-launching Sony’s 140 strong chain of Sony Centres. More recently John has spearheaded the launch of Jawbone into over 30 countries where the brand plays a leading role in both the audio market and perhaps more excitingly, wearable technology, with the UP by Jawbone.
John completed his Masters Degree at the UCLA Anderson Business School and BSc at the University of Wales. When not travelling John builds houses, rides motorbikes and pretends to keep fit.