John joined GambleAware as Director of Commissioning (treatment services) in April 2018.

John was previously the Head of Drugs Policy at the Department of Health, where he was responsible for the treatment of dependence on drugs, and for working with other Government Departments to develop the range of services available to meet individuals’ needs for wider support. John’s earlier roles at the Department of Health included being Head of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and working with Dame Carol Black on her review of the Health of the Working Age Population.
 
During two periods of secondment to the NHS, John was responsible for commissioning services for people with complex needs.
 
John has a BSc in Biochemistry with Medical Science from the University of St Andrews.