John draws on his significant and varied experience to

  • contribute to businesses and charities as non-executive director and trustee
  • mentor leaders; and design and facilitate leadership programmes
  • provide strategic advice and “critical friend challenge” to businesses, local government and the wider public sector, social enterprises, charities, and voluntary and community organisations
  • regularly write articles and blogs
  • commentate and speak regularly at conferences nationally and internationally

He works with and advises the

  • corporate sector and social businesses
  • public sector especially local government
  • trade unions
  • voluntary and community organisations

John is currently

  • chair of Action Space
  • chair of B-side CIC
  • trustee and board member Villiers Park Educational Trust
  • honorary advisor to the navca board until July 2018
  • on several advisory boards
  • associate at Global Partners Governance
  • a Fellow of the RSA
    and previously
  • was an evaluator for the European Public Service awards in 2013, 2015 and 2017
  • has held senior positions in the corporate sector with FTSE 100 company, a national charity and at an university
  • has been a county councillor and joint council leader
  • served on national and European government committees
  • chaired an academy governing and trust board
  • served on NHS and police authority boards
  • been a trustee and non-executive director of several charities and social businesses
  • has been an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Birmingham and a former Visiting Fellow at London South Bank University
  • has presented to and collaborated with organisations such as the Audit Commission, the LGA, the National Audit Office, NEF, TUC, the Consultation Institution, the Indian Institute of Management, Egyptian Parliament, Brazilian public bodies, Australian local government bodies and the European Institute of Public Administration