John is a partner in Beckford Consulting, Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London and in the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University and a Non-Executive Director of Fusion21 Limited (a social enterprise). He holds a PhD in Management Systems and Sciences from The University of Hull, is a Fellow of the Cybernetics Society, a Member of The Institute of Management Services, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. John is author of The Intelligent Organisation (Routledge, 2016) and Quality (Routledge, 4th Edition, 2017) and numerous papers and articles. Consulting activity covers public, private and third sector organisations and both manufacturing and services. Since 2009 John has been at the heart of the application of systems ideas to the challenge of national infrastructure.