Executive and Director
John Reynolds has wide experience at Director/Board level in Government Departments and Agencies. In 1998 he was asked to set up the Future Unit, which generated influential reports and established future thinking across Whitehall. He also invented the unique creativity centre futurefocus@dti. He later took over responsibility for the Department of Trade and Industry’s Innovation Unit and became Director of the Future and Innovation Unit.
He left the senior civil service following a period on the Board of UK Trade and Investment and leading work on the protection and resilience of the critical national infrastructure, principally energy and telecommunication. This included the preparation of the National Risk Assessment and the associated planning scenarios.
His other public sector experience includes, acting as an advisor on science and technology to 2 Prime Ministers; the successful privatisation of 2 laboratories; developing and implementing ‘market based’ management of the radio spectrum;; and the merging of organisations with rationalised services and new branding. He has also managed successful IT programmes and was one of the first Government e-Champions.
Since joining SAMI in 2006 he has led a wide range of projects including:
He has a 1st Class Honours degree in Marine Technology from the University of Wales, Cardiff; and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
You can contact John at: email@example.com