John is a qualified Chartered Accountant having spent his formative business years with BDO in Australia. After moving to the UK and gaining valuable experience with Booker, 20 years was spent with Booths, the North West family retail business predominantly as its Finance Director. John commenced with Fletchers on a part time basis as CFO in November 2019, joining the business on a fulltime basis in April 2020. As well as Finance, John also looks after the Costs, and the People teams. John is a keen golfer and a passionate rugby supporter and is the current Chairman of Southport Rugby Club.