John was elected Deputy Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich and Lead Member for Children’s Services in 2014. John has served as a local councillor since 1990. His past Cabinet portfolios include Housing, Health, Adults and Older People’s Services, Culture & Olympics. He is a former Mayor of Greenwich and Chair of Greenwich Co-Operative Development Agency (promoting healthy food projects).
His previous interests include : Greenwich Young People’s Theatre (promoting art projects for young people), Social Inclusion Scrutiny Panel and Meridian Link Trust (a charity supporting initiatives in Tema, Ghana, a town twinned with the Royal Borough of Greenwich).