Clive is a Patron of Future Roots.
After studying law he decided to take a break and travel the world. On his return he had decided not to practice law after all. After a variety of jobs, Clive turned to his hobby of breeding butterflies and moths, an interest he had never really lost during his university years and into his adult life.
His first major projects came when he entered London’s property market, which led him on to building the London Butterfly House in the 1980s. From there, Clive went on to building other butterfly exhibitions in England, Switzerland and Florida, before establishing a butterfly farm in Belize and a nature reserve in Dorset.
John started his career as a teacher, and spent four years as a Deputy Head. After this he did a range of roles from Advisory Teacher for Drugs and Health Education, School Inspector for Personal and Social Education and Chief Inspector of Schools before moving to Poole initially as Director of Education and then Director of Children’s Services. From 2008 John was Dorset’s Director of Children’s Services retiring in 2012. John is Future Roots Patron.