John Mothersole has held senior local government posts in UK cities including London, most recently as Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council. Since standing down from that post in December 2019 after 11 years, John has taken on a series of non-executive roles which now include Chair-Designate of The Sheffield College, trustee of a community care charity, membership of the Advisory Board of the Sheffield University Management School and Chair of Meadowhall Education Centre. Prior to being selected as Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund England Committee John was a member of that committee.
John has been heavily involved in the policy agenda for UK cities through the Core Cities network, the Northern Powerhouse initiative and with Government in securing city and city region devolution deals and participating in trade missions.
His early career was in the arts, primarily in London and the North-East, and he sees a highlight of that part of his career being the reopening of the Roundhouse in London which enabled its subsequent redevelopment.
John lives in Sheffield although his roots are in the North-West. Having only recently stood down from being Chief Executive he is still trying to work out what his hobbies are!