John SmytheJohn originally trained as an Accountant, working in both local government and commerce, and also at that time had a successful secondary career as a DJ. Soon after joining the BBC in the early 1970’s, he moved into Film Production Management, at a time when BBC Film were producing much of their award winning work. Subsequent further career changes lead to his involvement in the BBC’s internal consultancy activities managing organisational changes, and eventually moving into system development, finished his career as Head of Systems for the commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.

Since taking early retirement in 2005, John has maintained his business activity in the media, as well being a working director of his wife’s Management Training and Business Mentoring company – with the odd bit of long distance cycling thrown-in!