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John Gillespie

John Gillespie

John has a background in supporting better services by helping commissioners and service providers respond to the needs of their customers. John works as a consultant for ACEVO (the association of Voluntary Sector Chief Executives), where he provides training and consultancy for voluntary sector organisations, particularly advising them on commissioning and working with the public sector.

John previously worked with the Health Empowerment Leverage Project (HELP), a Department of Health funded project to encourage agency and community partnerships in health services. And before that John led In Control's Community programme between 2008-10 to support commissioners and social care providers to adjust to the needs of personal budget holders living independently. 

His work has given him insight into the dual pressures facing charities to compete for scarcer resources with their private sector counterparts, versus providing better and more responsive services to people.

John lives in Kings Cross, London.