Jon worked in industrial market research for several years then moved to the Hay Group as a business analyst and as a management consultant. He spent fifteen years in the speciality chemicals industry as Commercial Director and Chief Executive of an independent medium-sized UK company. He was a Council Member and Director of Responsible Care at the UK Chemical Industries Association, involving consultation, lobbying and dialogue with industry, government, regulators, NGO’s and professional bodies at UK, European and international levels. Jon now works full time as a freelance management development consultant and executive coach.
Jon’s first degree was in history, for which he won a scholarship to Cambridge University, and in which he retains a strong interest. He has a Cranfield MBA and has undertaken extensive training in personal development techniques. He is a Certified Pesso Boyden therapist.
Jon has worked with organisations in both the public and private sector, in the UK and abroad; sectors include mining, automotive, consumer products, utilities, financial services, construction engineering, information systems, healthcare, education, publishing and media, and professional sport.