John Helleur MBE



John formed the Let's Talk Reading charity following several years as a governor at a struggling secondary school in Ipswich. He was frustrated by the very large number of students arriving at the school, aged 11, who were unable to read adequately to enable them to succeed at GCSE level.

John has over 40 years experience of school governing at both Primary and Secondary levels. He had a career in advanced software engineering for the telecommunications industry, and his final role was a the CEO of an international software services company, based in India.