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John Beckford

Non Executive Director of Fusion21 Ltd (Service Delivery - Internal Operations)

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John is a management scientist, running his consulting practice since 1991, working with a wide range of clients internationally across the private, public and third sectors. His experience covers social housing, social care, education and healthcare as well as infrastructure, utilities, engineering, manufacturing, transport and logistics.

John holds a PhD in Management Systems and Sciences, is a Member of the Institute of Management Services and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Cybernetics Society.

In addition to his non-executive roles with Fusion21, CoreHaus and Rise Mutual, John is President of the Cybernetics Society, Visiting Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London and in the Centre for Information Management at Loughborough University. He is the author of three books on management, ‘Quality’ (3rd Edition, Routledge, 2017) and ‘The Intelligent Organisation’ (Routledge, 2020) and ‘The Intelligent Nation’ (Routledge, 2021) and writes and presents extensively to a wide range of audiences on organisational effectiveness. John has undertaken research projects for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, Department for Transport, DeFRA and HM Treasury in relation to infrastructure investment and adaptation to climate change.

John is a Trustee of The Under 17 Car Club Charitable Trust an organisation established to develop the capabilities, knowledge and understanding of novice drivers through pre-licence age education with the aim of reducing KSI rates amongst this vulnerable population.