Dr John Bullivant

Chair, GGI Advisory Group



John is the founder of the Good Governance Institute. He has published and lectured widely and internationally on health governance, quality, best value and benchmarking. He now chairs our advisory group, the role of which is to provide GGI with support on the development of strategy including the identification of future priorities and opportunities on how GGI can work at policy and political level. During 2019, the group supported GGI to develop a policy paper examining governance in the public sector to 2030.

John has introduced many of GGI’s publications and products including maturity matrices, board assurance prompts, risk appetite, governance between organisations, challenge and review. He updated the seminal Integrated Governance Handbook ten years after its original launch by the Department of Health.

John is a former VFM auditor, board director of a health authority, visiting fellow at the Open University Business School and a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) faculty delivering the Quality Governance Fellows programme.

He was a member of the Health Minister’s National Advisory Board in Wales, president of the quality network of the Royal Society of Medicine, a peer reviewer for Healthcare Inspectorate Wales, board secretary to the all-industry Benchmarking Institute and an advisor to a number of business and professional organisations.

John is the director of Governance Benchmarking and lives in South Wales.