John Keddie, associate non-executive director

John Keddie was formerly vice-president at Global Operations for GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's largest healthcare companies, managing over 40 sites across four continents.  He has worked internationally for over 25 years and has experience of managing research and development and business operations in more than 30 countries. 

A scientist by background, John has a BSc (First Class Hons) in Biology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, a PhD from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from the Open University. 

Since leaving GSK, John has been appointed chair of the Harlow Enterprise Zone, chair of Discover Harlow and deputy chair of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium. He is also a board member of Anglia Ruskin University. Additionally, John runs a small property development company.

John has spent his career as a scientist in the healthcare industry and is particularly interested in the application of science and novel technologies to improve patient wellbeing and outcomes.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.