John O'Brien

John O’Brien

Commercial Director

John leads the teams that deliver all the Confederation’s events, commercial engagement, commercial marketing and our venue in Leeds, Horizon. John is also the project director for NHS ConfedExpo.

The Associate programme is a key part of his role, and John chairs the series of InFocus virtual events that helps you to engage with our senior team, understand the key issues affecting our members and learn more about how you can support and represent NHS leaders.

John has 25 years’ experience working in membership bodies, including nine years at the NHS Confederation from 2002 to 2011, as Head of Membership and subsequently Director of Member Services. He has also held senior roles at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, NHS Providers, The Law Society of England & Wales, the Global Law Summit, AXELOS Global Best Practice and a technology consultancy working with membership bodies and charities.