John was raised and educated in Portsmouth. He has been involved in Anglo-European freight logistics and, for the last decade, been busy as a qualified property manager in a respected company, within the Solent area of Hampshire.

John and wife Tina moved to Saint-Aignan in 2006, exchanging city life for a large garden and quieter, rural environment. Until recently, commuting weekly and becoming a veteran of over 600 cross-channel journeys.

A keen sportsman, he is actively promoting Walking Football to Brittany and further afield in France in the role of Association Secretary. Also a member of La Troupe Arlequin, though he is more involved back stage than in front and again, working in the post of secretary for the group.