The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

John Williams

John Williams

Associate Non-Executive Director

From 1 December 2020

John is a globally experienced General Manager and Commercial leader. With over 20 years experience within the sporting goods and fashion sectors, across a global diverse and multi-channel markets with leading brands such as Puma, Ted Baker and Under Armour. 

John is known as an authentic leader with a priority on people, culture, strategy and performance… In that order. A passion for building, developing and leading high-performance people, teams and businesses. ‘Take care of your people and everything else will follow’, this he fundamentally believes in.

His attitude to life comes naturally with being born into a football team size family, with seven siblings, Mum, Dad and a dog! A proponent of the underdog and a fervent supporter of social mobility. He is an adopted Yorkshireman where he lives with his wife, two children and their dog.