Chief Executive Officer
Appointment: June 2021
John has over 30 years experience of working in health and social care, majority of which has been at Executive Director and Deputy CEO level. Much of his career has been within the NHS in a variety of settings including: acute, community, children’s, mental health, learning disabilities, specialist and forensic services and social care. He has also worked in the third sector and in the housing sector.
John has a track record in leading large scale change and transformation to both develop new, and improve existing services. Known as an enabling and empowering transformational leader, he has an authentic style that brings out the best in colleagues and creates high performing and engaged teams.
He has a Masters degree in Healthcare Policy and Management from the University of Birmingham, and qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).
He is particularly passionate about personalised care approaches and the development of services that proactively engage seldom heard groups and to play his part in reducing health inequalities. He believes that working together in partnership to create joint solutions can make a massive difference to people’s lives.
John likes spending time with his family, supports his home nation of Ireland in Rugby Union and is an avid Kidderminster Harriers football fan.