John

Name

John

Position

Fractional Finance Director / Board Advisor

Location

Somerset

Big Business Experience

Triodos Bank NV

John Laing Group Plc

Small Business Experience

The Literacy Hub

Green Energy Partners

Summary

John is a forward-thinking commercial finance professional possessing expert finance, analytical, IT, and project management capabilities.

With over two decades of experience in various business environments from startups and SMEs to charities and FTSE Listed corporations, John brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

He is deeply committed to empowering organisations to achieve their utmost potential by promoting strategic thinking and implementing practical solutions to create efficiency and promote growth. His strong interpersonal skills also allow him to develop meaningful connections with stakeholders.

Alongside a broad business knowledge, John benefits from renewable energy and environment sector expertise.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) – Qualified 2008
  • Yorkshire Water- Management training program
  • John Laing Plc – Management training program
  • Institute of Directors – The role of a Director

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Organisation review, developing and implementing business strategies
  • Financial leadership
  • International business
  • Startups
  • Commercial and corporate finance
  • Debt finance and banking relationships
  • Complex contract negotiation.
  • Designing and Implementing finance systems including SaaS
  • Infrastructure investment
  • Non-recourse project finance
  • Renewable energy and environmental projects
  • Due diligence
  • Charity sector

Experience

Johns broad financial and business experience enables him to quickly understand organisational needs and provide meaningful advice to facilitate stability and sustainable growth.

  • Business review. planning and strategy development
  • Finance experience from budgeting, operations, financial planning & reporting through to M&A
  • Founder of international renewable energy project development company
  • Investment Director of FTSE infrastructure primary investment fund
  • Joint venture creation, implementation, and operations
  • Experienced team leader and mentor
  • Multiple startup businesses
  • Experienced board member
  • Charity joint founder and finance trustee
  • Head of European bank environmental debt funding in the UK & Ireland
  • Acquisition, equity and debt raising for multiple infrastructure projects in the UK & Europe.