John Ransford CBE
During a public service career spanning over 40 years, John Ransford gained extensive leadership experience in personal social care, health and wellbeing and government at local, regional, and national levels. This included 14 years at the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents all local councils in England and Wales, where he later became Chief Executive for three years until 2011. John has since served as a board member for several leading care operators, including HC-One where he has been a member of the Executive Team for several years.
To John, kindness means treating everyone with dignity and respect and recognising their individuality, choices, and best intentions. John has shared these values throughout his social care career, and has always been passionate about helping people reach their full potential and maintain a high quality of life; a commitment that saw John receive a CBE for his services to social work in 1997. John also loves reading, listening to music, and visiting his favourite place, Whitby, where he can look out to sea and believe anything is possible.