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John has a great grasp of the current challenges in education and articulates these well and persuasively...
Dominic Fry, Director of Communications at Marks & Spencer
www.marksandspencer.com
John is an outstanding personality, full of energy, enthusiasm and wit, who sets extremely high standards and always delivers on his promises. His passion for lifelong learning and long experience of working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds make him a skilled and sensitive coach and manager. John is a natural and visionary leader who inspires others and helps them achieve their full potential.
Jacqueline Collier Jespersen, Branding and Market Research Professional
John is an exceptional person. I never stop being surprised with his energy, vitality and determination with which he carries his massive responsibility. I am honoured to be associated with the Award Program and it gives me a great satisfaction to be able to work with John as its leader.
Jiri Zrust, Managing Director at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe)
Successful not-for-profit organizations run themselves in a businesslike way, planning strategically, and making themselves properly accountable for their actions and impact. John May is just the sort of person a good not-for-profit needs. I have worked with him for the last five years and greatly value his passion for helping young people succeed, his strategic and management skills and his ability to get disparate groups of people to work in partnership. John May makes things happen.
Sir Winfried Bischoff, Former Chairman, Lloyds Banking Group
John has a fantastic sense of humour and was such a great person to work for! He is a great leader, communicator and networker and I learned a lot from him. His passion, enthusiasm and commitment to his work with young people is really inspiring and first rate. He is incredibly generous both with his experience and knowledge and always has time for people.
Nicola Berry, Locality
locality.org.uk/
John is a great person to work with. He is inspiring, knows non-profit management and campaigning. John communicates well with all different kinds of people. He is a true connector and makes people smile a lot! He knows the difference between being serious and acting seriously!
Cees Pille, Stafmedewerker at Vereniging van Verf- en Drukinktfabrikanten
www.vvvf.nl/
John May wears his obvious enthusiasm for Youth Development and Organisational Vision on his sleeve when he presents. Listening to John speak at The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Americas Regional AGM in The Bahamas not only brought clarity to how The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association was going to meet its Vision and Mission, but made the entire room excited to be a part of if all!

Beware if you have the opportunity to hear him present - his enthusiasm and energy are infectious and his quick humour will have you rolling in the aisles - or in our case, the isles!

Tina Nash, Bermuda
www.theaward.bm
John is an inspiration, a strong leader and a world class expert in his field with a passion for non formal education and seeing the potential in young people. It has been a pleasure to have known and worked with John in a voluntary and professional capacity over a number of years. His ability to connect with people of all ages, from all walks of life makes him very special. A true gentlemen, he speaks from the heart and I always feel refreshed and re-invigorated after meeting him.
Caroline Ledger, Surrey, UK
I have always found John to be a person of passion and inspiration in the area of maximising potential. He is friendly, a strong communicator yet has a steely determination for achieving what is right for the development of others.
Joel Blake, Entrepreneur, Corporate Governance Practitioner
www.linkedin.com/in/joelgrahamblake
John is quite simply an inspiration. He has been responsible for improving the life chances of a vast number of young people who might otherwise have missed out on the chance to build a career for themselves. He is affable, committed and always positive and enthused about his role which makes working with him a very rewarding partnership.
Alan Thornburrow, CEO, Scottish Investment Operations
www.sio.org.uk/
Having been one of John's pupils some 25 years ago in primary school, I can say that to this day he has left a memorable impression that will be with me for ever. He is truly a fantastic role model for the next generation.
Daniel Hicks, UK
www.security-systems-uk.com
Having worked with John on various charitable causes I cannot speak highly enough of the work he does...
Steve Garnett, Chairman, EMEA, Salesforce.com
www.salesforce.com
John is a fabulous speaker who is able to adapt to meet the needs of the group with whom he is working. I have heard John speak in many situations and he never fails to impress and inspire both adults and young people. John is passionate about what he believes in, and as one of the young people whom he has supported I am forever grateful for his time in helping me learn new skills and develop personally.
Fi Durrant , Hampshire
John is a great organizer, who keeps focus; yet is open to new inputs and ideas. He is sensitive to different cultures and keeps everyone happy while the ball is rolling...
Lars Kolind, Chairman, Jacob Jensen Holding
John is an inspiration, a strong leader and a world class expert in his field with a passion for non formal education and seeing the potential in young people. It has been a pleasure to have known and worked with John in a voluntary and professional capacity over a number of years. His ability to connect with people of all ages, from all walks of life makes him very special. A true gentlemen, he speaks from the heart and I always feel refreshed and re-invigorated after meeting him.
Caroline Ledger, Surrey, UK