John Henderson (British Army officer)

Major-General John McNiven Ross Henderson CB is a retired British Army officer who commanded British Forces Germany. He became Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council in May 2015.[2]


John Henderson
Chief Executive of Staffordshire County Council
Assumed office
May 2015
Personal details
Salary£180,000 (plus performance related pay)[1]
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/serviceFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service1982-2014
CommandsBritish Forces Germany
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Bath

Early lifeEdit

Henderson was educated at Heriot-Watt University (BSc, 1984) and Cranfield University (MSc, 1995).[3]

Military careerEdit

Henderson was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1982.[4] He became Commanding Officer of 2 Battalion REME in June 2002 and Commander of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan in June 2004 before becoming Deputy Chief of Staff for 1st Armoured Division in January 2005 and then Commander of 102 Logistic Brigade in December 2006.[5] He went on to be Director Logistics for the Army in December 2008[6] and General Officer Commanding British Forces Germany in August 2012.[7]

Henderson was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2014 New Year Honours.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Localism Act: Pay Policy Statement" (PDF). Staffordshire County Council. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Staffordshire welcomes Major-General as new chief executive". Staffordshire Newsletter. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ ‘HENDERSON, Maj. Gen. John McNiven Ross’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  4. ^ "No. 49156". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 November 1982. p. 14269.
  5. ^ Collaborative training with Ambulance Service NHS Trusts Archived 31 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Military Logistics Archived 2 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "No. 60249". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 August 2012. p. 16471.
  8. ^ "No. 60728". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2013. p. 2.
  9. ^ New Year Honours 2014 Military Division
Military offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Caplin
GOC British Forces Germany
Succeeded by
Ian Bell