John joined the Boards of UKAR and NRAM in October 2010, having joined the Board of B&B in April 2010. He is Chairman of the Risk Committees and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of all three companies.
John retired as a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 2009, where he had worked since 1975, latterly as leader of the firm's Financial Services Regulatory Practice and a senior client relationship partner. He started his career in the financial services sector with Kleinwort Benson Limited in 1973. Until 2009 he was Chairman of the Risk and Regulation Committee of the Financial Services Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a member of the faculty board. He is currently Chairman of UBS Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of R Raphael & Sons PLC (Raphael's Bank), CCLA Investment Management Limited, South East Institute for Theological Education, Diocesan Trustees (Oxford) Limited, The Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance, RC Bond Holdings Limited and Retail Charity Bonds Plc. He is also Chairman of the Court of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, and a non-stipendiary priest in the Church of England. He acted as Consultant Editor and joint author of two books 'A Practitioner's Guide to the Basel Accord' and 'A Practitioner's Guide to FSA Regulation of Banking', and served as a member of the Independent Commission on Equitable Life payments.