John Miskelly was born in County Down, Northern Ireland. He founded a company in 1981 JM Management Services Ltd which after many years is still delivering quality permanent and contract professionals to the IT departments of Blue Chip Financial Services organisations. John is involved in a number of charitable and public organisations. He has been involved with Stonewall, the gay and lesbian lobbying group, since the early 90s, he was Deputy Chair of Co-operation Ireland, a non-political and non-sectarian charity formed in 1979. Together with Barry Douglas, John founded Camerata Ireland in 1999, the first all-Ireland chamber orchestra.