John Hunter, MA FCCA
John has a degree in Pure Maths and describes himself as ‘a numbers geek who wasn’t good enough to make money at it’. He is retired after a career with a FTSE100 company that included seven years in the US as VP (Finance) of a major acquisition and five years as Group Company Secretary with some responsibility for investor relations. He has been a trustee director of the corporate pension fund for 15 years, including five years as Chairman of the Investment Committee.
It was only when in the US that he accumulated enough savings to become interested in personal finance and he developed his investment habits there. On returning to the UK he was shocked to discover the level of ignorance about the principles of personal money management, and particularly the benefits, rights and obligations of direct investment in companies as a shareholder. So he joined UKSA to do something about it.
In retirement he has served as director of five other voluntary organisations but now concentrates on his work for UKSA and keeping an eye on his pension. He plays bridge, golf and the piano - “all of them badly” - and likes wine (particularly drinking it with food and friends) and modern art.