Chief Campaign Director, CBI
John is the CBI’s interim Chief Campaign Director.
He leads the team which brings together the CBI’s political and public affairs engagement, the organisation’s digital and marketing offering, and the press & comms function.
John joined the CBI in 2015, holding a number of posts including the CBI’s Director of Campaigns and most recently as the Director of Policy & Communications.
Prior to joining the CBI, John worked for four years as a Special Adviser in the Coalition Government, including in the Cabinet Office as the Deputy Prime Minister’s Director of Policy Implementation and Innovation and in HMT as Special Adviser to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
During his time in government, John worked on the 2013 Spending Review conducted by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury and served as the Deputy Prime Minister’s lead adviser on wide areas of public policy, including the NHS, welfare support, and pensions reform.