John grew up in Hexham and Newcastle before studying for a BA in English at the University of Cambridge and an MA in English: Issues in Modern Culture at University College London.
Before starting at Tyneside Cinema his previous employment included a customer services role at the NHS Business Services Authority, work in press and marketing for Orpheus Foundation (a charity for young orchestral musicians) and for English Touring Opera, and most recently a role combining marketing, press, fundraising and artistic administration at Northumberland-based music charity Samling. From a young age John has had a keen interest in film and he has been a regular customer of Tyneside Cinema for years.
John manages the marketing for Random Acts Network Centre North’s education, training and production programme and the talent development programme for alumni. His work includes promoting events hosted by Random Acts North, editing the Network Centre’s news emails and alumni newsletter, and editing the Random Acts North blog.