John was born in Liverpool, UK where he still lives his young family. John Studied a 5-year Apprenticeship with Marconi Communications gaining a Degree in Electrical & Electronic engineering from Liverpool John Moores University. John was then employed as a Process Engineer before leaving to Pursue a career in the British Army where he completed several overseas tours of duty. On completing his tours in the Armed Forces, John studied for his Yacht master Ocean Quali cation he then joining Sunsail for six months as Flotilla Skipper in Vounaki Greece. John has been in the yachting industry for the last 12 years working as an ETO on-board MY Saint Nicolas, MY Queen K and MY Lady S. John enjoys watching football and is also a keen skier and sailor when the chance arises.