Christopher “John” Freegard OBE

Christopher “John” Freegard OBE

Deputy Lieutenant
Between 2001 and 2009 John was the Managing Director of Newport City Council and awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to local government. Prior to Newport held a range of senior appointments engaged in the regeneration of English cities.

Since retirement, John has been active in the charitable and non-profit sector. Currently the Chair of the Kaleidoscope Project, one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in Wales, the Chair of Audit for the University of South Wales, a governor of Coleg Gwent and a fundraiser for the successful re-roofing of St Woolos Cathedral.

John was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2014.