John began his TV career in BBC News and Current Affairs on Midweek. Later he was Associate Producer of Ireland: A Television History. He was one of the team that started Channel 4, where he developed the commissioning system, conceived “Equinox”, and was Board Secretary. He was appointed the first TV professional to the ITC, regulating UK commercial television. Previously he has held the positions of Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Programmes, TV2 Denmark, Director, Kanal 2 Estonia, Deputy Chairman of Vizrt Ltd. and Executive Chairman, NordicWorld. He is a member of the Royal Television Society and a member of the British Association of Film and Television Arts. He has a Ph.D in History from the University of Kent, and has written several books .