John has lived in Salisbury with his family since 2000 and been resident in the St Francis and Stratford ward for thirteen years. Recently retired from a successful teaching career during which he served as a primary school headteacher for a total of twenty years in London, Southampton and Salisbury, he is now looking forward to serving his local community as a Salisbury City Councillor.
Professionally John has gained first-hand experience of working alongside a broad range of public services. He fully appreciates the importance of effective governance at local and national level to the well-being of all communities, and to ensuring equality of opportunity for all groups and individuals. Through years of prioritising and planning he is strongly committed to harnessing the power of opinions, skills and ideas of all stakeholders to drive improvement.
John is excited by this new challenge and believes his professional skills will enable him to effectively work as member the Council to support the future growth and development of our city.