collaborating and challenging for excellence

John is driven by the pursuit of social justice, fairness and equality of opportunity.

John TizardJohn is passionate about the importance of high quality responsive public services based on a public service ethos and about democratic accountability especially local government.

John’s successful career has been built on these values. It has encompassed remunerated and voluntary work across the public, voluntary, community and business sectors as well as academia; and includes contributing as

  • senior executive
  • strategic advisor and consultant
  • trustee
  • senior local government politician
  • advisor
  • director of a university research centre and a visiting university fellow

The combination of his passion, values and experience underpins John’s current portfolio

  • providing strategic advice and “critical friend challenge” to businesses, local government and the wider public sector, social enterprises, charities, trade unions, and voluntary and community organisations
  • mentoring leaders
  • designing and facilitating leadership programmes
  • contributing to businesses and charities as non-executive director and trustee
  • commentating and speaking regularly at conferences nationally and internationally

John’s wide ranging interests and expertise includes

  • public policy and public affairs
  • contemporary public service practice and reform
  • partnership and collaboration within and across the sectors

John can be contacted on 07767 328159 or

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  • Making Health and Social Care Personal and Local
    I have written a chapter in a recent book on the future of health and social care and the importance of co-production and personalisation.

  • Collaboration is ever more vital
    Collaboration between public sector agencies and with the private and third sectors is increasingly seen as essential

  • Moving onto a new phase in my career
    I am moving on to a new phase in my career as an independent strategic advisor and commentator. My approach will be based on my values and my commitment will be to “collaborate and challenge for excellence”.

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