John is Head of Strategy and Change Management for the VOA and divides his time between Sheffield and Chief Executive’s Office in London.  This currently involves overseeing the transformation programme necessary for the VOA to fulfil its vision to be a ‘world-class’ organisation and encompasses driving improvements in project, programme and change management.  John has worked in a number of different roles in the VOA as a caseworker in Matlock, Derby, Sheffield and the Specialist Rating Unit.

He then moved to the VOA’s Training Team where, as a technical training consultant, he implemented the IRRV Technical and Professional qualifications to VOA staff.  Following this he became the VOA’s Training and Development Manager where achievements include the introduction of e learning.  Just prior to his current role, John project managed the design, development and implementation of an all-new Management Development programme at Certificate and Diploma level, which are both accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).  He is a member of the CMI, IRRV and RICS.