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Introducing John May:


I’m the Secretary General of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award; a campaigner, storyteller, teacher, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer, broadcaster, urban cyclist, avid parkrunner, lifelong Scout, habitual chocolate cake eater and mischief-maker. I’ve spent my career working with and for young people in the United Kingdom and around the world.

I work with senior leaders from business, government, education and civil society to improve the opportunities and aspirations of the next generation.

I speak and write on leadership, education and responsible business practice, drawing on my experience in the classrooms, youth centres, civic halls and boardrooms of different countries.

Once a teacher, always a teacher.  So pull your socks up and tuck your shirt in, please.

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