Term of appointment: 14 January 2021 - 13 January 2024
John is a non-executive director, currently serving on the boards of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Medical, Dental Defence Union of Scotland and a Member of Scottish Taskforce for Green and Sustainable Financial Services. He is a former Chair of the Scottish Financial Risk Academy and a former President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
He has innovated with technology throughout his career to create novel insurance propositions. He has championed the greater adoption of data science and artificial intelligence by the actuarial profession.
Previously, John held several senior leadership roles in the long-term savings industry. These included: Partner at Hymans Robertson (2014-20), Managing Director at NEST, Customer & Proposition (2013 – 2014), Marketing Director at Lloyds Banking Group (2007 – 2012) and various director roles at Standard Life (1994-2007).
John holds a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate from the University of Glasgow as well as post-graduate diploma from Heriot Watt University.