Jock is a policy, institutions and planning specialist who started work in overseas development in 1975. He has been involved in research, development, training and management roles with a focus on policy research/analysis, policy guidance, project design, project review/evaluation, and sustainable livelihoods facilitation and training. Jock was co-founder of IMM in 1990 and has worked with the company since.
He has worked in Benin, Brazil, British Virgin Isles, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cook Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, European Union, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kiribati, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Romania, Saudi Arabia, St. Lucia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Turks and Caicos Islands, Vietnam, Western Samoa and Zambia.
He has a B.Sc. degree in Zoology with Marine Zoology from the University College of North Wales, Bangor and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Sea-Use Law, Economics and Policy-Making. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.