John has served as a Governor at FMPS since August 2001 initially as a Local Authority Governor and later as a Community Governor. He has sat on numerous Committtees and also advises on Safeguarding Health and Safety issues.
John has lived all his life in the Framwellgate Moor area and as a boy attended both Framwellgate Moor Infants and Junior Schools. He then attended the Durham Johnston School before studying for a BA degree in geography at the University of Newcastle-upon- Tyne.
After graduating he started work at Durham County Council in the then County Engineer’s Department and fulfilled a number of environmental related roles in both that department and the subsequent Environment Department. These included County Recycling Officer and County Environmental Co-ordinatior. His final post before retirement was as Business Manager with responsibility for all aspects of Waste Management.
His main interests are gardening, cooking, listening to music and watching sport.