John O’Brien

Hon Treasurer

John has significant experience of advising clients on strategic, operational and transactional activity. As a partner at KPMG he led radical change, reshaping his business areas by merger, acquisition and significant recruitment. His career has taken him away from Liverpool to Manchester and across the north of England, before finishing in London but always maintaining his home in Liverpool.

John was recognised by his clients and colleagues as a forthright, clear thinker who takes a balanced and commercial view to problems and opportunities to generate innovative and executable solutions.

His client base included sizeable businesses such as Princes Foods, Bibby, Innospec, Arriva, Downing, United Utilities and Amec, a number of the national private equity community and several local entrepreneurial businesses including O'Hare Engineering, American Golf and Epichem.

As well as his longstanding commitment to St Edward’s College and his local church, John has non-executive positions in property and travel businesses.

Outside of work his passions include football, golf, reading and keeping up with his two grown up children.