Director – International, Department for Transport
Policy Fellow Alumnus, Centre for Science and Policy
As Director – International, John is responsible for leading the Department for Transport’s (DfT) contribution to building a ‘Global Britain’ following the UK’s departure from the European Union. This includes: developing and delivering DfT’s international strategy, enabling DfT to become an engaged, capable and influential international department; leading the transport services aspects of trade policy and promoting transport-related exports and inward investment, and maximising the benefits of Brexit, including through regulatory reform.
During his long career in the DfT, John has worked in a wide range of jobs across transport modes, including senior leadership roles in aviation security, airports policy, international relations, motoring and freight and, most recently, as SRO for EU Exit, ensuring readiness for the end of the Transition Period in December 2020.