John started shooting at Uppingham School and progressed to international competition via the Athelings, of which he was Captain in 1974. Since then, he has represented England and Great Britain in over 30 international matches at home and overseas. This roster includes shooting in all of the ‘Big Five’ matches as well as the America and Protea matches. His previous visits to Bloemfontein were in 1998 and 1999, and he has fond memories of the keen competition there. His “elder statesman” status is growing as he has captained both England and Great Britain on several occasions and was asked to referee the most recent Palma match in Ottawa under the watchful eye of Richard Van Lingen. He has recently been appointed Captain of the GB team for the 2011 Palma match in Australia. When not shooting, he runs an investment management firm headquartered in London. He and his wife Louise now make their home there after a 20 year stint in the US, where their 2 children attend university. His other interests include rugby (he was an Oxford Blue alongside former Springbok international and coach, Nick Mallett), golf, fly-fishing and collecting fine wine.