After graduating, John spent 17 years working for the Metropolitan Police Service in London, 12 of those in human resources during exciting times – riots, the deaths of officers in terrorist incidents, the early stirrings of equality and diversity and the professionalization of HR. After qualifying, he lectured in HR for six years and has run his own management training business since 2001. He specialises in training and coaching staff in universities and was, until recently, the chief examiner in HRM for an international examining body in London. He is a module leader and visiting lecturer at the University of Exeter. He holds an MA in HRM and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He lives in Devon, UK.