John Brodie Donald was born in London and spent his early life shuttling between the Far East and boarding schools in the UK.
He worked for 20 years as an Investment Banker in Asia and Europe with Phillips and Drew, Jardine Fleming and ING Barings. During this time he spent 7 years living in Japan and a further 7 in Hong Kong.
He left the financial services sector to run a Scotch Whisky company in 2004 and has since been involved in a variety of business ventures and startups in cyber security, business intelligence, internet platforms and alternative assets. He is the CEO of Quadrant Four Risk which is based in Sevenoaks, Kent and provides a variety of risk management services.