After over 30 years working in commercial businesses, leading change and transformation programmes in the legal, insurance, financial services and technology services sectors, Jon now works full time in both a professional and voluntary capacity in the education sector.
As a governor, Jon has 16 years experience in a range of schools in varying settings across West Yorkshire and currently serves on several governing bodies.
In his work, Jon is able to make good use of the experience he has gained in board level positions, which have included responsibility for areas such as strategy, human resources, finance, IT, project management and business operations. He also draws upon extensive experience in education, including participation in the National College of Teaching and Leadership’s ‘Tomorrow’s Heads’ and ‘NPQH’ programmes. Jon also holds a Masters Degree in Education.
Recognising that excellent teaching changes lives, Jon is passionate about improving the quality of education and about the important role governors can, and must, play in driving up standards.
Jon, and his family, live in Hebden Bridge but he prefers Tod when it comes to having a good night out! An obsessive cyclist and fell runner, he spends as much of his spare time as possible taking the steepest possible routes up and down the valley sides!