John founded Piper Pritchard in 1992 as a specialist legal and banking search consultancy and has been involved in the management consultancy and search industry for over 25 years.
He is also a world-class sportsman, winning an Olympic rowing medal and competing in several World and European championships. He rowed three times in The Boat Race and was a director of the British Olympic Association for the six years prior to the 2012 London Games.
He broadcasts on TV and radio on sport and was the UK Chairman of the international charity ‘Right To Play’ of which he is now Chairman Emeritus. He is also Chairman of the Hawks’ Club, the Alumni Advisory Board, the Steering Committee, and Nominations Committee of Cambridge University. He is an honorary fellow of the Judge Business School.
After graduating from Cambridge University in Law, John
trained with Allen & Overy before moving to Salomon Brothers, working in
New York and London.