John May CEO
John May OBE DL Secretary General
John May OBE
John is a campaigner, storyteller, youth worker, independent diplomat, writer, broadcaster, urban cyclist and mischief-maker who has spent his career working with and for young people in the UK and around the world.

John first became involved with the Award many years ago, as a 14-year-old schoolboy doing his Bronze Award in England. Since those early days he has spoken to countless people around the world to learn about the lasting impact of the Award on their own lives. One important thing he has found is that everyone who has been connected to the Award shares a common experience and has their own story to tell about it.