John co-founded ICON plc in 1990, the world leading clinical research organisation. In 2004 he founded Human Dignity Foundation to protect and promote children’s rights. He remains Chair of HDF’s Board; as well as serving as non-executive director on ICON’s board, and as Executive Chair and CEO respectively of biotech companies DS Biopharma and Afimmune. John is a founding member of Science Gallery International, Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and Honorary Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at National University of Singapore. He is also an honorary fellow of St Hilda’s, University of Oxford.