John Parkes is the MD of Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit (AGCSU) which is one of 5 NHS CSUs that provides a wide range of services to the NHS.
Prior to being appointed to his current role in 2012, John was a Chief Executive of Commissioning organisations and has also undertaken Hospital Chief Executive roles. He has also been a visiting Professor in Health Care Management at Northampton University, and enjoyed his time as a member of the National Independent Reconfiguration Panel and as a Board member with the York Health Economics Consortium.
As a leader of his organisation, supporting and developing individuals within an environment that celebrates diversity is important to him and he strives to ensure that his organisation is a great employer. His aim is to add value and to help systems provide excellent services to the public.