We’re sorry to have to let you know of the very sad news that John Bower, one of our Governors, has tragically passed away.

John was elected in November 2019 and joined the Council of Governors in January 2020. He was a highly respected and robust contributor based on his years of experience in business and his personal lived experience of the NHS.

A resident of Barnsley for 70 years he was educated at Wilthorpe Junior School, Holgate Grammar School and Barnsley Technical College before going on to develop a successful career as a Director in the construction industry involved in procurement management, planning and the management of complex major multi-million-pound construction projects.

We have passed our sincere condolences, on behalf of the Trust and the Council of Governors, to his family and offered our support.