Major John N Abbott TD DL FCILT

John's main interests have been in the areas of Commerce and the Voluntary Sector. John was born in 1939 and is married to Janet and they have two children. He was educated at Beech Hall Preparatory School, Macclesfield, Bradfield College, Berks and Manchester College of Commerce. John completed National Service and then continued with an active career in the TA where he attained the rank of Major (Rtd).

John joined Frederick J Abbott Ltd and became Operations Director and subsequently Managing Director before being appointed Managing Director of Duncan Transrail Ltd, Marlboro' Motors (St Albans) Ltd and later becoming its Chairman; he is currently a Consultant with Abbott Associates.

John maintains an active interest in voluntary and charitable organisations and is the past Chairman, East Cheshire Committee, Army Benevolent Fund; President, Manchester Branch, RASC & RCT Association; Past President, of the Manchester Luncheon Club and President of the Rotary Club of Manchester. His leisure interests are travel, arts, sport and the military.

John is a former High Sheriff (2000/2001) and became a Deputy Lieutenant in 1993.