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John was appointed as the chief executive of Golden Lane Housing in 2018, having worked for the organisation for 18 years. John is passionate about the importance of delivering quality housing choices and services for people with a learning disability. He is extremely proud of Golden Lane Housing’s work in transforming lives, delivering housing advice and solutions to people with a learning disability, families and trusts, and leading the sector on innovative social impact investment.
John has over 25 years of experience working in the social housing sector, starting his career as a homeless officer in Swansea and working for Sovereign Housing Association across the South West of England.
John helped drive the strategic growth of Golden Lane Housing as head of development from 2014 to 2018 by developing key partnerships and innovative housing solutions with commissioners, support providers, and families across England, Wales and North Ireland.
John has a clear vision working with his senior team to continue to increase our influence, impact and explore new technologies and practices to support people build wonderful lives in their own communities.
John has a Masters in Housing Studies from the University of West of England, an Executive MBA at Warwick Business School and in April 2014 he became a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Housing for making a significant contribution to housing. John is a trustee of Climb Any Mountain, a charity transforming the lives of people with a learning disability in South Africa.