John Bruce – ECR Chairman

John Bruce worked in the banking and finance industry before running his own management consultancy from 1990 – 2015. John is a Global Partner of Xylem Consulting Group which is a UK & North American consultancy and think tank focused on making accountability work in organisations – how they can make a difference in the World.

John is a member of the Association of Chairs, he retired in 2015 after 6 years on the board of the International Policy Governance Association (IPGA). He was a director of the UK Policy Governance association, a member of the BSI Committee on Governance Standard 13500 and the ISO working group which has developed the international standard for the Governance of Organisations.

He became Chairman of Essex Cancer Research in July 2017.

He authored the chapter on ‘Governance in the NHS’ in: A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance pub Sweet and Maxwell, 5th Edition, 2014

He was chair of governors at South Essex College for 7 years as well as serving as a governor for over 20 years until 20016. He was appointed a Non-Executive Director at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 1994 and became chairman from 2000 until 2011.