John O’Brien

Membership Director, British Retail Consortium

John has worked in professional bodies, charities and trade associations for over 20 years at director and chief executive level, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the NHS Confederation, NHS Providers, the Global Law Summit, The Law Society of England & Wales and AXELOS Global Best Practice. John is currently Membership Director at the British Retail Consortium, which works with its members to tell the story of retail, shape debates and influence issues and opportunities which will help make that positive difference.

He has a track record of establishing membership schemes, creating sponsorship and commercial opportunities, delivering high profile events, redesigning organisations and turning around failing projects.

John chaired the inaugural TechSmart in 2016 and is delighted to be once again hosting this essential event for charities, membership bodies or trade associations.