John was appointed to the Board in January 2013.
He was brought up in Dartmouth and learned to sail on the river as a teenager. After a career of more than thirty years as a senior manager with the European Space Agency in the Netherlands and France, he has retired to Dartmouth where he has always kept his UK base.
He is the Racing Secretary of the Royal Dart Yacht Club where he races a Squib and has a cruising yacht moored in the river. From an early age he has been passionate about the Dart and intends to ensure that it is kept for its many users to enjoy, while maintaining the beautiful environment for which it is famous.