Appointed by: Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
John Nicholls is an ex Director of Planning, was Director of Regeneration and Rural Affairs for the East Midlands Development Agency and Chief Executive of three Urban Regeneration Companies until he retired in 2009. He has been a trustee of various charities including the National Forest Charitable Trust and is currently on the board of Arthritis Care. John is a sculptor in stone and is involved in various local arts groups. He lives in Caversham, Reading and has also lived in Sonning Common.