John joined the Board in July 2019.
He has had over 40 years’ experience within the public, private and charitable sectors, particularly in areas of property development and portfolio management, project management, economic development, regeneration, strategic business management, housing, tourism promotion and delivery and education. John has held various non-Executive positions within a range of local and regional organisations, including Further Education and Higher Education organisations.
A resident of Northumberland, he is currently Chairman of one of the largest Housing Associations in the North East with the headquarters and majority of its property holding in Northumberland. Having a great belief and passion to promote opportunities for the residents of Northumberland as well as being an advocate for the North East, John has spoken at numerous national and international conferences to attract investors and visitors.
He has a particular passion and dedication to the North East and in particular the county of Northumberland, and is committed to seeing the further utilisation and growth of the natural, physical and economic assets of the County and to maximise educational, social and cultural development opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.