John was CEO of a UK wide charity which supports injured firefighters and those in need in the fire community. John also worked for over 30 years in the public sector. He was Chief Fire Officer for Oxfordshire for ten years, and also had responsibility for a number of different areas in his time with OCC, including the Youth Offending Service, Gypsy and Traveller services and Community Safety. John lives near to Oxford, is married and has two children. His interests include mountain biking, karate, and looking after a small number of sheep that threaten to expand into a flock.