Although having only lived in Rottingdean for 10 years, family connections have meant regular visits for over 40 years. When he retired John was a Senior Manager with Unilever and since moving to Rottingdean he served on the Rottingdean Parish Council for 4 years. He and his wife have regularly attended and supported many of the events Rottingdean Arts have put on in the last few years.