John Hughes is a seasoned Non-Executive Director with a specialism advising on risk mitigation and the management of strategy & governance internationally. He sits on private and public sector Boards and acts as a coach to numerous executives. He works extensively with companies going through rapid growth and change internationally. This followed a long career in BP as an expert in non-technical risk & external affairs; complex government affairs, strategic problem-solving, the provision of independent advice to executives and the development of international teams. He has Chaired Advisory Boards, Governance Boards, Audit & Risk Assurance, and Strategic Risk Committees. Current and recent non- exec roles include UK’s Government’s Trade Remedies Authority, Great Britain China Centre, & Ofsted; the London School of Economics; Abkons; Blessed Investment, Marlow Global; and the Community Schools Trust.