John was appointed CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network in January 2018 with a remit to build on the fantastic history and achievements of Neighbourhood Watch and help the movement move forward to work in areas of high crime, gain a more diverse membership and strengthen communities by embracing modern technology while keeping true to the foundations of Neighbourhood Watch. John has significant experience in the charity sector having worked for Victim Support for nine years in various roles including Locality Director and interim CEO and prior to this was the Children’s Team Manager at the Children’s Country Holiday Fund.

John also has experience in the private sector working for two years as an Associate Consultant for EY in their Government and Public Sector Consultancy wing supporting local authorities social care departments in organisational change. John began his career as an outdoor pursuits instructor with young offenders before becoming a Youth Worker and Child Protection Social Worker at East Sussex Count Council.