Johnny is a master of the portfolio. He’s rarely without at least three job titles at any one time and is always delighted to explore new opportunities. In particular, he regularly takes on consultancy roles or individual projects. You never know till you ask – contact Johnny


Johnny is the founder – and now the Chief Executive – of one of the UK’s leading outreach organisations, supporting school-leavers, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to make choices about their futures, to understand how to achieve those goals and have the skills to do so. Push is an award-winning, non-profit organisation.

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Engineering Professors’ Council

The EPC is the voice of UK engineering academics, one of the country’s largest discipline-focused representative bodies. Johnny has been the Chief Executive since 2016 leading policy campaigns and services to support the 8,000-strong membership.


Johnny is a highly accomplished public speaker and has presented many conference keynotes, hosted awards dinners, spoken in over 1,000 schools and appeared on television and radio over 400 times.

Click here for a just a few of his media appearances.

Click here for some examples of his speaking engagements.

He often trains others in public speaking, working with individual and groups and helping everyone from nervous beginners through to accomplished executives. In particular he works with university outreach teams.

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Johnny offers a range of consultancy services ranging from strategic communications to policy development and from copywriting to web development. Past and current clients have included HEPIU-Multirank, the award-winning IP Inclusive/Careers in Ideas initiative for CIPA, HEFCE, Which? University, YouthSight, KPMG, many recruiters, universities and other educational bodies.


Johnny is the author of four books, including guidebooks and the highly acclaimed novel The Human Script, described as “book of the year” in 2016 by literary salon BookSmoke. For more about his writing, click here.

Fair Access Coalition

The Fair Access Coalition is the name for the heads of leading third sector organisations that support access into – and progression through – higher education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. It exists to provide a unified voice to Government, policymakers, regulators and sector bodies about the view from frontline practitioners.

Among other members, the Coalition includes the Brilliant Club, the Access Project, Into University, Impetus and Push. Johnny has been Co-Chair of the group since 2019.

What can I do for you?

  • Policy development
  • Strategic communications
  • Editorial services and copywriting (including narrative data analysis)
  • Public speaking – keynotes, after-dinner, conferences and seminars
  • Radio and television presenting
  • Website usability and development
  • Higher education, students and school-leavers
  • Algorithm development
  • Research management
  • Training
  • Media relations

Contact me to discuss your needs.