John Ogden, is a Fellow of both The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and The Institute of Directors. He was appointed a Deputy to the Lord Lieutenant of Kent in 2001
He has over 30 years senior experience in Personnel Management in a number of different industries including 10 years as Personnel Director of Tate & Lyle Refineries Ltd and Garton’s Sons & Co. Ltd and 20 years’ successful experience in Outplacement and Pre-Retirement Counselling.
He is a Non-Executive Director of one of the largest NHS Primary Care Trusts in the UK and was previously a Director of a large NHS Community Trust for 5 years and Chair of its Mental Health Act Managers. He is Past Chairman of two of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Sub-committees for the appointment and discipline of JPs in Kent and of the Gravesham CAB for 18 years.
He was for seven years the Independent Chairman of the Kent County Council’s Standards Committee.