John joined Plan International Ireland in November 2019 and brings with him 20 years’ experience in the international development and humanitarian sectors. John has worked extensively in the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Kenya.
John started off his career as a volunteer in Ethiopia, where he worked from 1991 to 1995.
John has a BSS and is a qualified social worker, CQSW, and has worked as a child protection social worker and manager in Ireland and England.
In his spare time, he likes to travel, read, cook, walk and spend time with family and friends.