chair of the Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust, journalist, consultant
John Battersby is chair of the Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust. Prior to this, he was appointed UK Country Manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa following a career in South African and international journalism. He was editor-in-chief of the Sunday Independent in Johannesburg from 1996-2001. He served as the New York Times southern Africa correspondent from 1987-89 and as the Christian Science Monitor’s correspondent in the region from 1989-94. From 1994-96 he was the Monitor’s Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem.