John Niland
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John Niland

Chief Executive

John is the Chief Executive of Provide a community interest company responsible for delivering a broad range of health and social care services in the south-east of England, a company he created and led out of the NHS in 2011.

He has significant experience of working in public, voluntary and social enterprise sectors. John is a hugely successful and well-respected business and social entrepreneur, he is passionate about social business and supports the wider industry by sharing knowledge of best practice.

His track record has earned him a prestigious national award, and the organisation he leads continues to set new standards in efficiency and quality. In 2014 John was Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year for the social enterprise category. In 2015, John was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Health Science by Anglia Ruskin University and in 2017 the University of Essex awarded John an Honorary Professorship for business.