A law Graduate (1973) who then qualified as a Chartered Accountant (1976) and as a member of the Institute of Taxation (1982), Johnny came to London in 1979 to run the National Tax Training Department of one of the largest City Accountancy Practices. In 1982 he went into business, primarily in property. He is currently Chair of Kiln Theatre (formerly known as The Tricycle Theatre) in Kilburn, a responsibility he has carried out for 10 years. He is also currently a Trustee of The Rathbones Folio Prize. In his spare time Johnny bakes bread, and is about to experiment with an outdoor bread oven at Cats Abbey, the rural retreat centre he manages.