John Robinson has been appointed Methodist Home Association’s (MHA’s) Chair of Board of Trustees.
John succeeds Graham Smith who steps down after completing his full term of office.
“I am delighted to be joining MHA as Chair of its Board of Trustees,” John said.
“It is a charity with a great ethos in caring for the whole person, whether that’s through its Live at Home services, its retirement living or its care homes.
“There is a great deal of focus on care for older people currently with the growing population, increased numbers of people living with dementia and continued reduction in funding. I see my role with MHA in helping to influence that equation and balance it out.”
John has held a wide variety of non-executive roles, including Chair of Wimpey, Chair of Railtrack and Chair of Abbeyfield.
He is also a Trustee of disability and community engagement charity, Livability and Chair of the Abbeyfield Research Foundation, which promotes and funds research into elderly care.
John previously had a successful executive career as CEO of the international medical devices business, Smith and Nephew plc.
John is a Methodist by upbringing and currently worships in his local Anglican village church and is involved with various church projects.