John is a chartered surveyor and a non-practicing barrister of the Middle Temple of England and Wales and has over 40 years of experience in the construction field, including 18 years working in contracting organizations, at all levels from the board room to the construction site, and 22 years in advisory, consulting, dispute resolution, and expert roles. John has been involved in diverse projects such as coal and mineral mining, mining stabilization, pipelines (oil, gas transmission and distribution, fuel, and water), power transmission (deforestation and transmission line construction), earthworks, heavy and light rail, roads, commercial buildings, and water and wastewater processing. The range of project values John has been involved with ranges from less than $100,000 to more than $15 billion.
John has worked in Canada, the Caribbean, India, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, the U.K., and the U.S., and has advised contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and owner/employers. John has served as a testifying expert and has presented evidence on both quantum and delay issues. John is experienced with dispute avoidance strategies, dispute management, dispute resolution, inclusive of formal and alternative procedures, and has performed the role of an advocate.
As a trainer and educator, John has been a tutor and examiner for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a regular facilitator of training courses for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and other internationally used forms of contract. John has taught seminars and lectures on various bespoke and off-the-shelf subjects and regularly appears as a panel presenter on construction-related matters for a diversity of professional bodies, government departments, and international law firms.