John became CEO of LOROS in March 2015. John’s 30+ year career in the charitable sector started when he left University with a BA in Sports Studies in 1986 and started working in a small local charity with disadvantaged inner city children. John has since gained an MBA from Strathclyde University and has worked for 5 different organisation – with 19 years as a Chief Executive. As CEO of LOROS John aims to ensure that the organisation, its staff and volunteers are all united in the vision and strategy for the future of the hospice. This includes considering what services the organisation offers to the communities of LLR, how these can be funded in a sustainable way and how LOROS looks to the future and remains fit for purpose. He firmly believes this can only be achieved through the staff and volunteers and that the success of the charity is based upon the exemplary specialist end of life care and wrap around support that it provides to patients and their families.
Outside of work John is a keen sportsperson who enjoys off road running, cycling and a little bit of adventure racing. He is married to Angela with 3 children (36, 34 and 18).