JOHNNY OWENS (MAA 91-98)
Having been a sporting linguist at CH, I went on to study European Studies (the value of my degree is either increasing or decreasing dramatically at the moment!) at Leeds University. Since then I’ve been based in London, with a career in advertising followed by a career in not for profit. Currently I’m part of the global leadership team for the Movember Foundation, the largest global men’s health organisation, and I’m working across all markets to help drive efficiency and best practise to ensure we are able to help reduce the gap in life expectancy between men and women in the most effective way possible. It does mean I have to grow a dodgy moustache every November!
My passions are food, sport and travel, and I spend as much of my limited free time pursuing one of these. I recently cycled Lands End to Edinburgh over 6 days and I’m a trustee for a food charity, Root Camp. I’m also a very willing dinner party host!
I hugely enjoyed my time at Christ’s Hospital and feel privileged to have met so many amazing people along the journey. My network in life is still dominated by those relationships formed at the school and it’s due to this that I feel compelled to give back. I ran the Old Blues Cricket Club for a number of years and the opportunity to be on the CHOBA board is one that will hopefully enable me to support Old Blues and drive a great relationship between our network and the school.