Title: Leader of the Council
Political grouping: Conservative
John is the lead Conservative member and Vice Chairman of the LGA’s Resources Board, which is concerned with finance, workforce and capital financing for Councils. He sits on the Business Rates Review Group and is a member of the LGPS and Firefighters Pension Scheme Advisory Boards. He is a member of the Planning Minister’s CIL Advisory Group.
He is Leader of South Norfolk Council and has been a member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] for five years and has chaired the Greater Norwich Development Partnership and the Greater Norwich Growth Board. He is a Governor of Langley School and Chairs the New Anglia LEP Food, Drink and Agriculture Board.
At University in Reading, he gained a first-class degree in Agriculture and later in 1995 a Nuffield Scholarship to study advanced precision farming techniques in the United States and later pioneered the use of GPS and satellite imagery in the improvements of crop husbandry. He has business interests in agriculture, offshore chemicals and commercial property.