John leads our work around restorative practice and Effective Management, as well as being Lead Consultant for Business and Healthcare at Hull Centre for Restorative Practice, and Managing Director of Macbey Metal Packaging.

John’s career started in engineering and product development, progressing through technical management and directorship in sectors as diverse as hydraulics, waste water and electronics. Throughout his career he focused on building strong teams and improving business results by enabling staff to play to their strengths. This led to increasing involvement in process improvement and lean business techniques, and then to a fascination with using restorative practice in business.

“The culture and ‘feel’ that RP brings to a workplace makes it easy to use many other improvement tools and techniques and to really get the best from the people” he says. John’s role at HCRP is to assist management teams in understanding the role that RP can play in their business and the best ways to implement it cost effectively.