John is an Operating Principal of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) working with a number of GIP investments worldwide and is CEO of one of their companies, Crosswind Developments Ltd, established to deliver the regeneration of excess land at Edinburgh Airport. Prior to joining GIP, he was Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group’s $50bn SME Lending portfolio. John was a founding Board Director of the Business Growth Fund plc, After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, he joined 3i plc. He has subsequently held a number of executive and non-executive positions globally. John is Vice President of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation, Non Executive Director of Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Chair of Intelligent Growth Solutions, Non Executive Director of Institute of Directors and a member of the ICAS Governing Council Board.