John Lyons is the Senior Communications Manager for WRI’s Ocean Program, leading the communications strategy across the breadth of ocean activities.

Prior to joining WRI, John was the communications lead for the Mayor of London’s Environment & Energy Unit, working on pioneering policies to tackle air pollution and climate change. This included large public-facing media campaigns like the Ultra Low Emission Zone, as well as important stakeholder engagement including London’s Green New Deal. A key part of this role was to ensure environmental policy was presented in a way that motivates and engages Londoners as well as reflects Mayor Sadiq Khan’s top priorities.

John has also held communications and international roles at University of the Arts London, Europe's largest specialist art and design university. He has a degree from the University of Warwick.

When not working, John is an avid reader and guitar enthusiast.