With over 20 years’ development experience, the majority of which has been gained during his time at Ask, John has been responsible for the delivery of highly complex, city centre office, leisure and retail projects.
In 2008 John joined the Board of Directors, becoming a shareholder at the same time and has since played a key strategic role in securing long term investment which puts Ask in a strong position to continue to grow the company’s mixed use portfolio and deliver its business plan.
John has worked closely with some of Ask’s key strategic partners including Manchester and Salford City Councils. He took Ask into joint venture with Tristan Capital Partners and Network Rail to deliver the recently completed 600,000 sq ft office-led development at Embankment in Manchester City Centre, and a recent JV partnership with PATRIZIA is bringing forward a major development at Newcastle Gateshead Quays.
Leading on the company’s flagship scheme at First Street, where in 2015 he had responsibility for ensuring that the major phase of leisure development totalling 500,000 sq ft completed on time and on budget, John is now managing the continuing expansion of this important employment-led Estate.
In October 2017 John was appointed Vice Chair of One Manchester, a provider of housing and community services, which has a 12,000 strong housing stock. He chairs the Growth Committee and is a member of the Remuneration and Governance Committee.
John is a respected member of the property professional community and is a regular panel member and commentator on property-related seminars, events and round table discussions including North West Business Insider and Estates Gazette.