John Lowes has been the CEO of NewLink Wales since 2018. He has worked in the substance misuse sector for the last 10 years and recently spent two years working for a mental health charity. John has a wide range of sector experience having started out as a needle exchange worker, then onto delivering training, and more recently, responsible for employment support programmes.
Due to Johns own personal experience he moved into the sector after several years as a management systems auditor and health and safety professional for a large technology company. John is passionate about collective leadership and firmly believes it is his, and the sectors role to empower people to fully realise their strengths and abilities and the positive impact this has on ourselves, our communities, and our society.