John is Chief Commercial Officer and has been a member of the Global Executive Committee since its inception. John is responsible for all business development and client facing activity in the firm. He was the Managing Director of the South African business before becoming Global Head of Client Group where he was responsible for all client related activities globally.
John was appointed Co-CEO of the firm together with Mimi Ferrini during an 18 month period while current CEO Hendrik Du Toit guided the Investec Group through a strategic review and demerger. John has a background in strategic consulting having worked at Andersen Consulting and Bain & Co, where he gained experience in the banking, insurance, consumer retail, wholesale, technology, and transport sectors.
John graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Laws degree.