John Harland (Member)



John Harland has lived in Southend for over 30 years. He was once a professional actor and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in Kensington. He worked as an actor throughout the UK and Europe.

Originally, from London, he has now been associated with the Casino Industry for over 40 years. He started working for Genting Casino Westcliff in 1986, where he is Public Relations & Marketing Manager.

John has been teaching drama at La Danse Fantastique (Able Bodied & Special Needs Dance School), since 2013. John is also a Councillor for West Shoebury, having been elected in 2022, as well as being a Trustee of the Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation, Aspirations Charity and St Edmunds Hall. Finally, John is Chairman of the Southend Mayoral Events Committee.