John Ball joined the Board in June 2004. A law graduate and chartered accountant, he has gained significant financial and management experience in a variety of roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, London Electricity, Veolia Water and bpha.

He has lived in Hitchin for over 27 years and his interests include walking, cycling, and gardening. He is also a qualified hockey umpire in local leagues. John also volunteers at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, often working with the junior volunteersteam.