Managing Director of OPL, John joined the JSA Board of Directors following the acquisition of OPL by JSA in April 2017.
A Chartered Accountant, he has worked in the sector since 2011, building OPL through organic growth and acquisition of brands. Previously he spent 4 years as FD of First Group UK Bus, a FTSE 250 business with a £1bn turnover, and 25,000 employees across 50 sites. During John’s 7 years at Williams Lea Group in divisional Financial and Commercial Director roles he led deals and acquisitions and set up new divisions. A fast growing, PE backed business, turnover grew from £80m to £1bn.
Prior to that he had 5 years at Deloitte in audit and transaction support.
Kwasi joined JSA in 2009 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to that, he spent three years as Chief Technology Officer of a London based global hedge fund where he became a partner, the majority of his career has been spent within technology leadership in the Investment Banking sector, at organisations such as Goldman Sachs.
Kwasi took up the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2012. He leads the firm in supporting and enabling our business through technology, creating a first class experience for our customers and clients.
John joined the JSA management team in May 2018. He has worked for listed companies, large multinationals, and both privately owned and PE backed companies, across a range of sectors including technology, manufacturing, and business services. Most recently he has spent 10 years in the recruitment space, and built a deep knowledge of the key drivers of this unique marketplace.
John is a chartered accountant having qualified with PWC.