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John is a consultant at Freshwater, with more than 30 years’ experience of the transport communications sector. He has led policy development, influenced major change projects and created robust strategies in challenging circumstances.
As Public Affairs Director at Birmingham Airport, he led a diverse team of planners, environmental consultants and professional communicators, to develop and deliver the airport’s relationships with government, regulators and the media. He delivered national and regional support for expansion plans and authored the Airport’s Master Plan – ‘Towards 2030’.
John has held senior management or advisory positions for a range of organisations, including Virgin, Arriva, HS2, Alstom and Talgo, in the UK and overseas.
At Freshwater, John has provided strategic support to a host of transport clients such as Alstom, Stadler and the APPG Rail in the North.
A professional communicator, John has enjoyed being the Managing Editor of the national transport magazine, Railway World, and remains a contributor to national journals and broadcast media.
John is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
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