The Lens… with John Haynes, Managing Director, ENGIE

Join host Oli Barrett MBE for episode 17, series three of The Lens Bitesize

Our guest today

John Haynes is the Managing Director of ENGIE. John completed a degree in maths and physics at Durham University in 2004. He went on to train and qualify as a chartered accountant, working for a FTSE 250 UK construction company (Balfour Beatty). John worked on large-scale education, healthcare and infrastructure PFI/PPP projects.  

Between 2013 and 2016, John worked for ENGIE, a multinational energy and services and regeneration company, in the role of Business Development Director, leading large-scale service transformation and renewable energy projects in the public and regulated sectors across the UK.  

In 2017, John was appointed to the post of Partnership Director for ENGIE’s 15-year business partnership with North Tyneside Council (NTC), providing services to NTC including those involving finance, human resources, information and communication technology, customer services, revenue collection and housing benefits payments, procurement and health and safety.

Also a board member, representing industry at the Career College North East, John is passionate about the role that business can play to improve the quality of people lives, and stimulate and support greater prosperity for everyone that lives, works and visits the north east. He is also Chair of Governors at Monkseaton Middle School. John is passionate about the role that business can play to improve the quality of people lives, as well as stimulating and supporting greater prosperity for everyone that lives, works and visits the north east.

Wayne Close was appointed Managing Director for UK Health Services in October 2017. Prior to that he was Acting CEO of International Markets. He has 25 years’ experience at Bupa having joined in 1992. His roles include leading Bupa International (the precursor to Bupa Global), MD of Bupa Global North America, setting up and leading Bupa Saudi Arabia, and holding a number of CFO roles across Bupa including the former International Development Markets (IDM) MU. Wayne is a Qualified Accountant and a Chartered Director. 

About The Lens

The Lens Bitesize is a series of micro-episodes featuring senior leaders from the business community. In each episode our host, entrepreneur Oli Barrett MBE, asks his guests about their responses to the COVID-19 crisis and what can be done to future-proof businesses, making them more responsible and equipped to deal with challenges, great and small.

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