John holds an MEng Mechanical Engineering degree from Cardiff University. After graduating he worked as an engineer for a major oilfield services company delivering services on platforms, semi-submersible and jack-up rigs internationally. He specialised as a wireline engineer, focusing on well integrity, reservoir evaluation and mechanical intervention services. He has been involved with customer training and global product support for downhole equipment and well services
John also has experience working as a management consultant focusing upon category management of major spend contracts within a downstream oil & gas environment.