John Goodwin

Chief Executive Officer

The LEGO Foundation

About John

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 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.
He resides in York, England and is married to Elizabeth Goodwin, a former primary school teacher, with whom he has three grown children.

Their Sessions

10:00 am - 10:45 am 15th June 2021

In the midst of global instability, how can we mitigate the effects of trauma on children, both at home and at school? John Goodwin and Kate Robertson discuss how learning through play can help...

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