John first worked as an academic, teaching psychology at Oxford University. His career as an Advisor began in the UK Cabinet Office, where he was asked to devise some means of improving the quality of Cabinet Ministers' decision-making. Later projects have tended to be less ambitious.
Since founding Nicholson McBride in 1988, John and colleagues have helped more than 300 organisations across the world, in both the public and private sectors, to change the way in which they organise themselves and manage their people.
Highlights at Nicholson McBride
Nicholson McBride has been involved in some of the most dramatic corporate transformations of the last 25 years, ranging from large scale corporate recovery to complex mergers and start-ups. John has experience of working in more than a third of the FTSE Top 100 companies. His work is now focused on coaching Chief Executives and helping top teams develop strategy. A challenge he particularly enjoys is offering advice to people who spend their life advising others, for example, bankers, lawyers and senior civil servants.
Before becoming a psychologist, John worked as a musician, composing music for TV and playing keyboards in bands. The author of twelve books himself, for more than a decade he reviewed new fiction in The Times. He lives in central London and Provence.