John has over 18 years experience of working with children and young people in schools (primary, secondary and special education), colleges and community settings.

John holds an Hons Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PGCE from the University of York. He is a former science teacher with whole-school pastoral and curriculum leadership experience. He is the former Head of Education at Blackburn Rovers Community Trust where he developed and delivered a range of highly acclaimed curriculum focussed, personal development and social inclusion programmes for 7 to 25 year olds.

In 2014 John brought the Resilience Doughnut to the UK from Australia for the first time. Now, as Managing Director of the Resilience Doughnut UK, he works as part of the Resilience Centre team to provide leadership and management for the Resilience Doughnut in the UK. In addition to his ability to engage with children and young people, John is an exceptional trainer, project manager and development professional working with colleagues in education, health and community organisations across all sectors as well as corporate clients.