Since 2008 John has played a central role in CoST, first as Policy Adviser to the International Secretariat during the CoST pilot, then as Programme Manager, Head of Programmes and now as Programmes Director. In his current position John is responsible for strategic development and overseeing member programmes.
John is a specialist in UK and international procurement policy and governance in the infrastructure sector. He has extensive experience in researching the interaction between infrastructure procurement and social development and in developing transparent procurement and contract policy for infrastructure. In addition to his role in CoST, John is Head of Programmes at Engineers Against Poverty. Prior to working with CoST and Engineers Against Poverty, John was responsible for knowledge creation and transfer in civil engineering best practice at the Institution of Civil Engineers.