Committees: Finance & GP Committee
John is a former High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, farmer, sportsman and racing enthusiast. He is the owner of a farming estate within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. He is an active member of the local farming community and is a Council Member of the Great Yorkshire Show. Mr Furness followed in his father’s footsteps as High Sheriff. Frank Wilson Furness held the post in 1977. The family were industrialists in Hartlepool and maintain a Maritime Pension Fund for retired seamen. John lives near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.