John has been local resident in Tameside for over 35 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 Remuneration Committee as well as the Property Strategy Working Group. He is also currently the Link Governor for Safeguarding and AAT. John has also been a Governor with Droylsden Academy since its inception over 10 years ago, Chairing the Finance and Resources Committee.
John has worked in the NHS for over 39 years, working in Sheffield, Tameside Hospital, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Bury PCT and Bury CCG. The past 13 years have been worked in General Practice management in Bury and Tameside. His career has been predominantly led by finance and management, including financial accounting, management accounting, capital accounting, charity accounting, governance, performance management, risk management and change management. He has worked on various work streams for the NHS at local, regional and national level.
John has been a leader in the scouts, but now supports scouting on an ad hoc basis, with accounts, websites and fundraising. The whole of his family have been touched by Tameside education and the College. His aim is to leave his children, grandchildren and the residents of Tameside with first class education facilities for generations to come, which can been seen through the Clarendon Sixth Form Building, Advanced Technologies Centre at Beaufort Road and more latterly at Tameside One.