John spent the first nine years of his career in the banking sector, focusing on Information Security, followed by 12 years with T-Mobile Group leading the international Business Continuity and Crisis Management practice as Group Business Continuity Management Director. In 2014 John founded Resilience Guard and currently represents DRI (Disaster Recovery Institute International) in the DACH Region, as well as being the NATO Expert on Operational Capability for Critical Infrastructure. John’s achievements and opinion leadership have been internationally recognized by his peers, leading to him having twice won the BCI Global Business Continuity Awards – Business Continuity Manager of the Year 2012 & 2014. John has led numerous ISO22301 accreditations (Business Continuity Management) for several multinational companies within different business sectors. He has been a member of the Judge’s panel for the IRM Global Risk Management Awards since 2012 and a member of the Judge's panel for the BCI Global Business Continuity Awards for 2013 and 2015.