Director of Financial Strategy, Imperial College London
John has played a key role in the evolution of the College's Financial Strategy since 2000 including the establishment of the College's Endowment Fund which now stands at just over half a billion pounds including the development of the Non-Core property portfolio (£8m in 2005 to £130m+ in 2022).
The strategic objective is to maintain a viable financial strategy for the College to achieve its long-term growth ambitions.
John initiated the Imperial White City Campus, leading the College's acquisition of the various land assets and supporting consents for over 4 million sq ft of mixed use development to date.
This includes the development of the GradPad Postgraduate student accommodation portfolio; The I-Hub co-location operation in White City; the delivery of 88 Wood Lane and sale and development agreement for Centre House to create a Westmont with a meaningful allocation of apartments for College Key Workers.
Most recently John led the Scale Space Joint Venture to expand into digital and FinTech co-location and supported the joint Industrial Strategy with Hammersmith and Fulham.
This has created the critical foundations to deliver a genuine and inclusive Academic led White City Innovation District.