John became Chair of the Foundation in October 2015. John has had a long career in the voluntary and statutory sectors, working at a senior level within some of the UK's largest disability charities. He lives in Westbury and is a Trustee of several charities. He has held a number of public appointments including Chair of the Department of Health's Voluntary and Community Sector Sounding Board, Justice of the Peace and is the Chair of the South East Wiltshire Advisory Sub Committee. John was awarded the OBE in recognition of his contribution to social care.