John Dalton is a recognised authority on reputation management, in particular its related disciplines of issue and crisis management. With a background as a biochemist and Chartered Biologist (with the Royal Society of Biology) John’s rigorous approach has attracted many to his evidence-based and holistic approach to Public Relations and Reputation Management. John was previously managing editor of Current Opinion in Gastroenterology and has worked with some of the world’s leading scientists. He is also a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) and has a particular interest in CBRN threats. John was also behind development of Consilience, the think-tank of CICM.
John is an advisor and trainer for a number of foreign military organisations and has extensive knowledge of security issues, especially relating to the Middle East. He has deep knowledge of Syria and is very familiar with Jordan and Qatar, with a particular interest in energy security of the Gulf region. John ran a business in Syria for a number of years and is very familiar with business and cultural aspects related to Arabs.
During his career John has trained many VIPs, ambassadors, multinational executives and CEOs to prepare for crisis situations and crisis communications. John has extensive experience of live TV and radio, including the BBC and Al-Jazeera, and has provided advice to clients on message framing and brand development.
John has taught reputation management and related disciplines in over 30 countries. He is also the author of several books and has published countless business and economic articles. In 2012, John contributed to a major book on Reputation Management, published by Bloomsbury, along with some of the leading authorities in crisis and reputation management globally.
John’s particular interest is in how organisations can build reputational capabilities in order to make themselves more resilient against risks and emerging issues. As an enthusiastic advocate of critical-thinking and scenario-planning, John has developed a special method of training that prompts clients to think about their brands and how they secure and improve them in an age of social media and rapid change.
In addition to teaching, John also provides consultancy services to multinational companies, in particular from within the pharmaceutical and oil industries, as well as advising NGOs and foreign governments.
Through the 1990s, John expanded and took LSPR to over 17 global franchises including; Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, India, Syria, Russia, Belorussia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, Poland and Latvia. As a Chartered biologist, John is also a keen amateur lepidopterist and has an extensive knowledge of entomological natural history and ecology. He is particularly interested in climate change, biodiversity loss and disruptions to ecosystems.
As Founder of CICM, John is keen to imprint his own high standards of service delivery and is passionate in encouraging continuous professional developments. In this regard, John developed the very first Certificate in International Relations and Geo-politics, which is run by CICM for management executives to gain a better understanding of global issues and why one can no longer ignore an increasing number of non-business risks.