Currently Chairman of the Board of the LEGO House, the brand lighthouse for the LEGO System-in-Play and ultimate LEGO brand experience center. Until September 2021, John was the LEGO Foundation Chief Executive Officer, where he combined his business skills with his passion for philanthropy in order to help step change the social impact during his 4.5 years at the helm. The LEGO Foundation is dedicated to influencing parents, teachers and policy-makers to adopt learning through play as the most powerful means for children to acquire the broad suite of skills needed to thrive in today’s world – and to provide the evidence and advocacy to support it. Earlier experiences include:- the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, LEGO Group, responsible for comprising finance, corporate information technology (IT), corporate social responsibility, external relations, corporate business services, legal affairs and procurement; President, Procter & Gamble, responsible for leading a variety of global businesses covering pet nutrition, electrical appliances and food snacks; conducted a wide range of finance leadership positions in the company, including mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, new business ventures, investor relations and strategic development. Degree (Hons) in Mathematical Engineering, University of Loughborough. Fellow, Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced teachers and education systems to reimagine how they engage pupils.
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Four leaders are launching a coalition to make play a priority in our children's lives.
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For every $1 invested in early play-based education, up to 12 times as much is returned to society, according to recent research.