John is Chief Executive of Bank Workers Charity (BWC) which is the only occupational benevolent fund for all current and former bank employees working in the UK and their families. The Charity's objects are prevention and relief of poverty and advancement of health amongst Bank Employees, their families, children and dependents; the advancement of education amongst the children of Bank Employees.
Prior to joining the Bank Workers Charity in 2017, John was Managing Director of Commercial Ventures, Health & Employment within Turning Point, a health and social care organisation providing services for people with complex needs including those affected by substance misuse, mental health issues, unemployment, housing issues, offending behaviour and those with a learning disability. Turning Point is engaged with over 25,000 people in over 200 locations across England, employing over 3,500 people with a turnover of £125 million.
Within Turning Point John was responsible for the creation and delivery of the commercial activities – including the business to business and business to consumer services as well as the Turning Point Primary Care GP services and the Employment support provided to DWP, Job Centres and NOMS. John also led the Turning Point partnership and merger work including the acquisition of a specialist Autism Charity into the Turning Point Group. From a career in Retail Banking John has held a range of senior leadership roles across Health and Social care delivery for public sector, private sector and third sector organisations.
John joined Turning Point in 2009 as Director of Substance Misuse, Young Peoples and Employment services before progressing to Managing Director.
John holds a Non-Executive role with NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group and is also the Independent Chair of the Primary Medical Services Committee.
John additionally chaired the Department of Work & Pensions Mental Health & Work Group for the Welfare Minister and is a member of the Psychological Wellbeing & Work Expert Advisory Group.
In 2016 John accepted a role as a Non-Executive Director of the First Ark Group and is the Chair of One Ark – the Group’s Investment Charity.
John also voluntarily provides leadership advice and support to the HomeStart services across North & South Manchester
Previously John has held Non Executive Roles with NHS Direct, The Chartered Management Institute, Calderdale Primary Care Trust and Orangebox Young People’s Centre in Halifax.
He is a Trustee of The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Chair of the TCV Employment & Training Services Limited Board.