I have known John for over 30 years as a colleague, collaborator and friend. We have worked together on theatre productions; collaborated on consultancy projects; and co-taught arts and management modules at UCD. I have found him to be a constant source of creative insight particularly in relation to big gnarly complex issues. John isn’t afraid to think dangerous thoughts and he is gifted at framing those thoughts into inspiring questions. And the answer to every question you can throw back at him? Is always Yes! Hire him.