John spent the majority of his career employed in the Third Sector with the last 17 years, as CEO of UK Youth. In recent years John has been the President of The European Confederation of Youth Clubs, Vice Chair of The National Council of Voluntary Youth Services, a founding trustee of the Foundation for Outdoor Adventure, a Director of Youth FM and a member of the Advisory Board of Whole Education. He is currently Chair of Governors of The University of Worcester and a Fellow of the RSA. In 2004 he was awarded the OBE for services to young people in the New Years Honours.
"Being a Trustee of RMC enables me to support the great work of a committed group of innovative and creative people who give a voice to rural communities" John Bateman