John Perry is a Chartered Certified Accountant, with an honours degree in History and Classics and an MBA from one of the UK’s leading business schools. John has worked in both the private and public sectors and has acted as an advisor to both the UK Government and Foreign Governments on the funding and financing of air navigation systems. He currently runs a consultancy company, which continues to provide financial and economic advice in this field.
John is married with three sons and has lived in Staplehurst since 2006. He joined the Parish Council in 2007 and was elected Chairman in 2010. In 2014 he was elected to Maidstone Borough Council as a Ward Member for Staplehurst and was appointed to the Cabinet with responsibility for Community and Leisure Services. The Borough now operates a committee system and John served as Chairman of the Planning Committee in 2016-17. John was the Leader of the Conservative Group at Maidstone Borough Council from 2017 to May 2021.
John continues to be an active member of Staplehurst Parish Council. In addition, he is a Trustee of Jubilee Fields.