John Cousins (Chair) was born and brought up in Dorset. John studied and worked in the West Midlands, Devon and Cornwall. He has worked in a range of settings including the Catholic Church, the Probation Service and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Youth Offending Service. Since retirement, John has undertaken a range of voluntary work and he also chairs the Board of Trustees for the White Gold Cornwall Foundation which supports children, young people and young adults throughout Cornwall who are on the cusp of offending.  John became Chair of the St Petrocs Board in September 2020.