John Forgan

John is a Chartered Accountant and Director of Business Strategy at Ward Williams Chartered Accountants.  He is also a Visiting Professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration – Moscow and an Associate Academic at two London Universities.

As an academic working at a triple accredited business school, in addition to teaching on undergraduate programmes, John has designed and delivered accounting courses for non-financial managers on various master's programmes, including the MBA, since 1990.  John has also taught on MBA programmes in Russia, The Netherlands and the United States of America.  Other areas of teaching interest include Tax, Auditing, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Strategy, Team Building and Leadership.

John has over 40 years of experience working in the accounting profession.  He is very much an all-rounder, working with owner managed businesses, amongst other things he advises on tax, strategy, fund raising and governance.  During his long career in higher education, he has developed his technical and communication skills which compliment his work with clients.  John is a governor at a local school and company secretary at Travel Technology Initiative a not-for-profit company working with companies in the travel industry.  He is also a trustee of The Haven London, a charity that provides mental health counselling services to the creative community.  

John is a keen marathon runner and cyclist.