John Forkin

I'm from Normanton in Derby and moved to London where I studied Politics and Government at City Poly. After graduating, I lived in Geneva and Groningen before returning to base most of my career in Derby.

You'll find me...

Restless, mainly in Derby or London, focused on providing strategic direction and supporting our fantastic team as well as convincing investors to 'think Derby'.
 

I'm currently working on...

Continuing to drive change with the city masterplan and collaborating across the Midlands Engine and beyond.
 

My favourite inspirational quote...

"Perfect is the enemy of the best."
 

My hidden Derby gem is...

Lavanta in St Peter's Churchyard - bijou café with homemade Aegean treats.
 

What I bring to the team...

Endless demands for more, greater, better, faster... plus the odd eat-treat!

Joined Marketing Derby: September 2005

Job title: Managing Director

Telephone: (01332) 201 860

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