Chief Executive Officer, the LEGO Foundation

Mr. John GOODWIN joined the LEGO Foundation as CEO in April 2017 to pursue a career where he could combine his business skills with his passion for philanthropy and driving positive social impact.

The LEGO Foundation is dedicated to influencing parents, teachers and policy makers to adopt learning through play as the most powerful means for children to acquire the broad suite of skills needed to thrive in today’s world – and to provide the evidence and advocacy to support it.

Prior to being appointed CEO of the LEGO Foundation, Mr. John GOODWIN held a position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the LEGO Group with responsibilities comprising finance, corporate IT, corporate social responsibility, external relations, corporate business services, legal affairs and procurement.

Before joining the LEGO Group, Mr. John GOODWIN served as a President in Procter & Gamble where he was responsible for leading a variety of global businesses covering Pet Nutrition, Electrical Appliances and Food Snacks. Earlier in his career, he conducted a wide range of finance leadership positions in the company, including Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, New Business Ventures, Investor Relations and Strategic Development.

Mr. John GOODWIN holds a 1St class degree in Mathematical Engineering from the University of Loughborough and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He resides in York, England and is married to Elizabeth Mr. John GOODWIN, a former primary school teacher, with whom he has three grown children.