Since he was part of the bid process in the eastern Region in 2004 John has been a passionate supporter of the Games. A Veteran athlete and competitor from the late 70's still picking up medals today he gave up a Directors post to become the driver in creating the highly successful 2012 Partnership in Hertfordshire. As the Herts 2012 Ambassador through intensive networking and influencing he has been instrumental in creating one of the most broadly based county partnerships in the country. He has inspired many to join the Partnership with Lord Salisbury as Patron, MP Charles Walker as Parliamentary Ambassador and 40 partners all joining in delivering the best Games ever and a lasting legacy. Securing 4 countries to train in Herts he works tirelessly to make a difference to the lives to those who live, work, study and visit the county. Carrying the Torch with pride is his ultimate dream.