John has strategic and operational responsibility for the running of LOROS as a whole, providing leadership for the organisation and working with the Board of Trustees in articulating the vision, mission and values and monitoring performance against these and agreed priorities and objectives.
He aims to ensure that LOROS has the right number of staff and volunteers with the appropriate range of skills, a high level of motivation and morale, within a high quality working environment and all in alignment with the charity’s values.
Operating LOROS on a sound financial basis is a key part of the role as well as ensuring that appropriate facilities, equipment, systems, policies and processes are in place.
In addition to being Chief Executive, John is also the Company Secretary and as such is responsible for ensuring compliance with legal and statutory requirements and also external reporting, which includes both to Companies House and the Charity Commission.
He has overall responsibility for ensuring that LOROS develops and maintains a positive reputation with a range of external bodies, stakeholders and the general public and is actively involved in promoting the awareness of LOROS’s activities and the need for support.
John has held a number of Chief Executive roles in the voluntary sector, most recently as CEO of a charity on the Isle of Man that works extensively with children, young people and families deemed to be vulnerable or at risk. Outside of LOROS John is a keen sports person and enjoys a range of outdoor activities for recreation.