A graduate of the University of York, John has 25 years experience in the commercial airline business. He has worked for a number of airlines including British Caledonian, British Airways, KLMuk and Buzz, where he held senior management positions with particular responsibilities for revenue management and network development.
John was instrumental in the decision to establish the low cost operator Buzz and in the selection of new routes. This included the strategy to open a number of secondary airports.
In 2003, John established JLS Consulting (www.jlsconsulting.co.uk), to offer advice based on his wide commercial experience. He has worked with a variety of clients including airports, airlines, the travel industry and government bodies in a number of European countries.
He has presented at, chaired and moderated, a wide variety of industry conferences and events. He also provides expert commentary on air transport industry issues for BBC TV and radio programmes and for a number of written publications