John is a chartered civil engineer, with over 35 years’ experience in construction, development and asset management in London, overseas and Scotland.

As Whiteburn’s main family shareholder and Chairman, he oversees the group’s strategy and works with the management team to secure finance and lay the foundations for new development projects.

John was Chairman of Northern Housing Company Ltd. (a Dundee-based housing charity and part of the Hillcrest Group) from Sept 2010 – Nov 2017. Northern Housing owns/manages over 800 mid-market rental properties in Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh.

He is a former Chair of the Scottish regional judging panel of British Council for Offices and is a member of the judging panel for the Saltire Society Housing Design Awards.

He is an active member of the Scottish Property Federation and sits on the Heritage Liaison Group.

In his spare time John is an adventurous traveller, cyclist, motorbiker and skier – and also has a spaniel, Belle.

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