John is a qualified chartered accountant. He was for many years a senior regional partner in the northern offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers and most recently, the partner in charge of the Sheffield office, until his retirement in June 2012.
John was until recently the Chair of Museums Sheffield and a non-executive director of The Sheffield Theatres Trust. He is currently a Governor of Sheffield Hallam University.
John was appointed to the Board of Directors on 1 October 2014 and he is the Senior Independent Director. John is the current Chair of the Performance Committee and a member of the Risk and Audit Committee and the Board Nominations and Remuneration Committee.
John’s second term of office was approved by the Council of Governors in 2017 and ran to the end of September 2020. It has subsequently been extended on an annual basis to September 2022.
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