John Preston joined the Board of SDF in 2009, after a career of more than 25 years operating at the highest level of the music industry, John was Chairman of BMG Records for the UK and Ireland in the late 1990s as well as Chairman of the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
A former Trustee of the music industry charity The Brit Trust, John was also previously involved with drugs education with Harry Shapiro, now of Drugscope.
Since he left the music industry, John has built a 44 ft sailing boat and held non-executive Chairs and Directorships in the media business. He sits on the Board of the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh and is mentor to the head of a homelessness charity.
He is involved with LINC Scotland in developing opportunities for young entrepreneurs in Scotland. John supports SDF’s aims to inform support and influence the debate on drugs policy.