John has been associated with Festina Lente since its inception in 1988. As Chairman of the Board, he works closely with the CEO and the rest of the Board to provide governance oversight and support to the operation of Festina Lente's range of activities. His background has included directing financial services companies, and he has significant experience in taxation and auditing. Outside of his work with Festina Lente, John has an interest in history and current affairs, and has also served on the Board of the Glasnevin Cemetery Trust including as Chairman. He enjoys golf, rugby and equestrian activities, and lives in Kilpedder, County Wicklow.