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 subsequently was involved in a variety of business ventures and startups in cyber security, business intelligence, internet platforms and alternative assets.
He currently works as a cyber risk adviser for an insurance company in the City of London. He runs the Lost London Churches Project (lostlcp.com) as a hobby on weekends