John Dobson brings over 30 years’ experience in various blue chip manufacturing companies.
After initially training as an accountant with Denso, John quickly moved into general management and has worked for GE Lighting, Alcatel, Nexans, Superior Essex, LS Cable and Hill & Smith.
In the last 15 years John has been focused on upscaling International manufacturing organisations in the UK, Central Europe and Asia. He has undertaken several roles of succession and continued growth. From UK Managing Director to the Managing Director of Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, Vice President of Strategy and Product Development based in France as well as Managing Director Asia Pacific based in Thailand.
Besides being a motivated and driven executive, John has been instrumental in giving shape to some of the strategic and innovative initiatives in all the companies he has worked for. His sound knowledge of business processes and operations, coupled with his keen financial acumen give John the ability to be an effective and well-rounded leader.
Despite John’s well-travelled career he has tried to maintain a solid work life balance and enjoys spending time at home with his now grown up family. He is also a keen runner with 3 marathons and several Great North Runs under his belt.