John has been local resident in Tameside for over 30 years. He became a governor at the college in 2002 and was appointed Chair in 2009.
He is a member of the Curriculum and Standards, Finance and Resources, Search and the Remuneration Committee. He has also been a governor with Droylsden Academy since its inception over seven years ago, Chairing the Finance and Resources Committee.
He is also currently the Safeguarding Governor.
John has worked in the NHS for over 37 years, working in Sheffield, Tameside Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Bury PCT and Bury CCG. The past 10 years have been worked in general practice in Bury and Tameside. His career has been predominantly led by finance, including Financial accounting, management accounting, capital accounting, charity accounting, governance, performance management and change management. He has worked on various work streams at local, regional and national level.
John has been a leader in the scouts, but now supports them on an ad hoc basis, with accounts, websites and fundraising. The whole of his family have been touched by Tameside College and his aim is to leave his children and grandchildren and the residents of Tameside with first class facilities for generations to come.