John Paterson has had a vast amount of management experience with non-profits and with organizations working internationally since 1980 when he worked in the Philippines and in Canada as the coordinator of an educational exchange program. John is fluent in French and in Spanish. Since an earlier teaching career in ESL, he has done overseas workshop design and training, including training of trainers, especially in microfinance and RBM reporting, and has facilitated board workshops here in Canada. John’s work on international projects and programs spans some thirty years. He has been Executive Director of five NGOs or not-for-profits and it is this management experience, including project planning and management, human resource management, and work with international partners, that he brings to his consulting.