John is Vice-President, Advocacy of the BCLTA, and Vice-Chair of the Greater Victoria Public Library which serves 10 different Municipalities. He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge and a BD from McGill. John was the Director of the International Partnerships of the Anglican Church of Canada for 12 years and has wide experience in working with Boards and in enabling groups of people to determine their own needs, priorities and agendas. While a Parish Priest he was a School Trustee in Chilliwack for two terms and has seven years experience in education in Africa.