John is a founding partner of Halogen Communications, a successful communications firm based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The agency was founded in 2002 and represents some of the world’s most successful companies, such as Philip Morris and Airbnb. Before setting up Halogen, John was Chief of Staff for the Scottish Conservatives working in the inaugural Scottish Parliament, developing policy, working on campaign strategy and interacting with the media, before going on to become an executive with Yellow M Advertising, an award-winning Edinburgh based advertising agency.

John’s first ‘career’ was as a civil servant at the Scottish Office in Edinburgh and London. During his eight years there he developed an excellent understanding of civil service protocol and the workings of government at Westminster. John is currently based in Washington, D.C. running Halogen’s operation on Pennsylvania Avenue.