John is a qualified public finance accountant. In a career spanning 37 years he has worked in local government, the private sector and the NHS. Within the NHS he held a number of senior roles in finance but most significantly in internal audit. He lives in Hartlepool with his wife. He has two daughters and a growing number of grandchildren with whom he spends a great deal of his time.
John is a member of the regional Executive Strategy Group for learning disabilities.