Lord Browne, Bloomberg Exclusive, 2007

I have always enjoyed being interviewed by John. He comes up with the right questions and he does it with discipline, with firmness but with real style and always calm under pressure, and that’s a great combination.

Lord Browne
Chief Executive, BP Plc (1995-2007)

Duncan Kenworthy, OBE – BAFTA Academy Circle, HK, 2014

John’s interview with Duncan Kenworthy was one of the first in our BAFTA Academy Circle series of events in Hong Kong, and was a great success. The combination of John’s in-depth research, together with his genuine passion for film, and relaxed yet serious interviewing style, helped us deliver an entertaining and informative event.

Amanda Berry, OBE
Chief Executive, BAFTA
AHK Roundtable

Asia Pacific Conference of German Business, H.K., 2016

The 15th Asia Pacific Conference of German Business in Hong Kong attracted more than 1,000 participants from over 30 countries and featured keynote speeches from top-level corporate and political decision-makers. For the successful execution of this high-profile professional event, John’s outstanding contribution as a moderator was essential. John moderated the keynote session “The Future of the World Economy” with Mathias Corman, Australian Minister for Finance, as well as the panel discussion “Mobility and Urbanisation – Cities of the Future”, which included board members of Daimler, Bosch and VW. Due to John’s high degree of professionalism and engaging style, as well as the great amount of research and dedication put into his preparation, the panels under his moderation received an extremely positive feedback from panellists and audience alike.

Wolfgang Niedermark
Chief Representative, Delegation of German Industry & Commerce Beijing (AHK)

In the many interviews I have undertaken with John (many of which are live) his sense of purpose and maturity (no flapping) have been excellent. He is highly motivated and in control. He is well briefed, he asks his questions with courtesy and intelligence and never lets “personality” get in the way of the facts and a good interview. I have very little doubt that he will succeed very well at whatever he sets his mind to.

Dr. Ruth Lea, CBE
Institute Of Directors; Economics Editor, ITN; Governor, London School of Economics

H.K. Finance Secretary K.C. Chan, 2011

John is an outstanding interviewer, chair and panellist. He supported us at the major AVCJ Hong Kong conference for a number of years interviewing and hosting some of the most prominent leaders from the investment world. His deep understanding of global finance and investment combined with journalism skills honed over many years and his ready charm and charisma make a potent combination.  John is a must for any serious business conference.

Jonathan Whiteley
CEO, Incisive Media

Cable Europe, Berlin, 2009

John has moderated our Cable Congress several times. I highly recommend him. He prepares the panel discussions very well in advance, he is a great professional and he has a wonderful stage presence. In other words: he combines all the factors necessary to make your event shine.

Caroline van Weede
Managing Director, Cable Europe


John brings a wealth of interviewing experience from the very top of the broadcast world, and combines it with a reassuring style and meticulous preparation. Focused on my joint passions for mountaineering and the environment, our interviews always generate excellent feedback and a large part of that is down to his infectious energy and interaction with the audience.

Annabelle Bond, OBE
Mountaineer, Environmentalist, Laureus Sport Ambassador
GGEF Panel

Polar Explorers Annabelle Bond, OBE, and Robert Swan, OBE, FRGS - GGEF Sustainability Conference, HK, 2016

I had the privilege to work with John when Bloomberg Businessweek partnered with World Trade Center (HK) Association on the ‘Why Hong Kong Matters” business conference. This coincided with the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover, and attracted over 300+ thought leaders in the region. The conference was a great success, thanks in large part to John’s role as moderator for the keynote plenary sessions. When we launched the inaugural GGEF (conference in Hong Kong in 2016, John volunteered to host a fireside chat with two leading environmentalists. His professional journalistic and interviewing skills ensured that the audience left the room buzzing from a highly impactful and informative experience.

Christina Lee
Founder & CEO of GGEF (Global Green Economic Forum)

Professor Niall Ferguson

I have worked with John on a number of projects, and he always brought a keen intellect, extensive knowledge, and sharp sense of humor to every meeting.  His ability to prepare is exceptional, as a gifted broadcaster who meticulously does all his own research. He adds to that an ability to interact seamlessly with scholars, economists, politicians and business leaders. I have always viewed John as a valued partner, and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with him again.

Tim Cuffe
Former Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific, Barclays
Kids4Kids Michelle clap

Kids4Kids Gala Dinner, Ritz Carlton, H.K., 2017 www.kids4kids.org.hk

John agreed to support Kids4Kids pro-bono as emcee for our biennial Fundraising Gala Dinner event in 2017. John’s professional approach, combined with his exceptional work ethic, means that you know he will give his best and he did. He thinks on his feet and is quick with ideas. I have no hesitation to recommend John.

Michelle Lai
Founder, Kids4Kids

John has had the most remarkable career with Bloomberg where, in a highly competitive market, he helped to build the reputation of Bloomberg Television as a significant influence and commentator. Add to this his personal enthusiasm and John shows himself as being a dynamic and driven individual.

Justin Urquhart Stewart
Co-Founder, 7IM; Barrister and Business Commentator (BBC, Sky, Bloomberg, ITV, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS)

John’s keynote speech to the Wharton Club of Hong Kong not only gave us an extraordinary insight into the world of journalism but he also inspired us with his stories of past interviewees from Jack Welch to Jack Ma. The barrage of questions that followed was testament to the impression he left. It was one of the Club’s most memorable evenings, thanks to a uniquely captivating speaker.

Joseph Ferrigno
President & Governor, Wharton Club of Hong Kong