John Sumner - Trustee and Creative Director
John Sumner is a trustee and the Creative Director at Sunderland Maritime Heritage (SMH). He first came into contact with SMH in 2005, when he was commissioned
to write, produce and perform in a short play about Jack Crawford, the Sunderland sailor.
John later became a volunteer with SMH and worked extensively on the restoration of the Willdora.
He has lived and worked in Sunderland all his life. He started his engineering apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce Aerospace in 1974 and remained with the company for 28 years in various posts.
Now, John produces short promotional films for Sunderland Maritime Heritage.