John joined Variety Club in 1983, proposed by Sir Fred Pontin and seconded by Kenneth Rive. He has served on a number of committees over the years and was Variety’s Treasurer in 1995 and 1996. He has a Law Degree and is a Barrister and a Chartered Accountant. He spent 24 years with the Mark McCormack Organisation, managing clients, promoting events and running the European office, and had a Chartered Accountant’s practice in the entertainment business. John is also a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Horners.