John is an experienced publisher with extensive experience in the travel arena. He has held senior level roles at Lonely Planet, Thomas Cook and Penguin Random House.
John initially worked with Footprint as a consultant in 2014, and subsequently became Managing Director in 2015. John bought Footprint in 2016, returning it to independent status.
Footprint is the leading travel guide publisher to Latin America with 36 guidebooks on the region. Footprint publishes the award-winning South American Handbook.
Footprint publishes a monthly newsletter and has a content-rich website which engages with a community of independent travellers.
John’s lifelong interest in Latin America goes back to student days, when he specialised in Latin American Politics and History at the London School of Economics and the Institute of Latin American Studies.