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John Cowling

John Cowling

John Cowling

Role: Non-executive Director (and Senior Independent Director)

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 is currently the Chair of The Sheffield Museums and Galleries Trust and a non-executive director of The Sheffield Theatres Trust.

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 People and 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 was extended to September 2021 by the Governors at their meeting on 17 November 2020.

Board Attendances in 2020/21: 12/12

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