John Barker has made his career in M&A and corporate finance, principally at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as Global Head of the Electronics and Engineering sectors. He founded Mid-Market Capital, a corporate finance firm of which he is chairman, in 2001. John is the founding Chairman and Senior Adviser to Demeter, the board and executive search company, where he works with many of the Chairmen and CEOs of FTSE 100 and 250 PLCs and private equity firms. He sat until recently on the development board of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge University.