John spent most of his career working on research and technology projects – technical problem solving and project management. Original training was chemistry, 7.5 years total at university. John’s interest in solar power fits with my general interest in sustainable living. John was a co-founder of Chichester Organic Gardening Society and produced the newsletter for 5 years. He lived on a small holding for 26+ years and planted over 400 trees in 1993 which are now yielding nuts and firewood. Where he tried to minimise his carbon foot print and produce as much of his own food and fuel as is feasible. John rides an alternative cycle, a velomobile, 3 wheel recumbent with aerodynamic, weather proof fairing. John brings his passion for living a low carbon to the MBCE board.