John North is a next generation integrational entrepreneur operating across the boundaries of society, business and academia. Following an international strategy consulting career which included founding Accenture’s sustainability practice in Ireland, his passion to make a difference in his home country brought him back to South Africa in 2009 where he combined local advisory work with an international role as Head of Projects of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative.
John is one of the lead contributors to the 50+20 vision “Management Education for the World” and recently directed the design and delivery of a 50+20 Innovation Cohort for Deans and Directors of Business Schools. He holds Information Science and MBA degrees from the University of Pretoria where he founded 2 online businesses during his undergraduate studies, and where he now holds an advisory board position.
John and his family lives in the Garden Route of South Africa.