John is Chairman of AVS. A Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Ireland, he is also the CEO of BowenConsult which provides strategic and business consultancy services. He serves on the boards of several other private companies as director or Chairman.
He has a strong business background and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. He is a qualified negotiator and an Accredited Mediator. His career included engineering and management roles prior to joining the Bowen Group, where as Chairman and CEO he oversaw its growth to become one of Ireland’s leading construction organisations.
He was Chairman of the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork from 2006-2017 and is currently a member of the board of the National Museum of Ireland, as well as being a Warden of the Company of Goldsmiths of Dublin which is responsible, since its foundation in 1637, for The Assay Office at Dublin Castle.