Head of Philanthropy Development & BST Impact UK
A passionate sustainability and social impact strategist, Jon has enjoyed the privilege of supporting some of the most inspiring impact investors, social entrepreneurs, venture philanthropists and their advisors across the social finance spectrum. Accelerating ambitious start-ups, SMEs, and highly impactful social organisations, including NGO’s, designing impact strategies aligned to a more responsible capitalism at an individual and organisational level.
Following a human rights-based approach with a focus on international development, education and engaging marginalised communities. Jon has over 15 years’ experience operating at the interface of wealth management and sustainability. Leveraging a mix of VC, philanthropy, grants, ESG funds, along with social and impact investment, generating in excess of £140m in social capital for sustainable initiatives around the world.
Holding senior posts within diverse multinational organisations encompassing Impact Agencies, Private Philanthropy Advisory, INGO’s, Donor Advised Fund’s (DAF’s) and Ethical Financing. Along with a focus on bespoke solutions advising on high value venture philanthropy and alternative social financing. Jon adds a unique perspective and strategic thinking to build total value for community, planet, and profit.
Guided by a passion for community resilience and sustainability, Jon also holds a number of board positions as Non-Executive Director and Trustee for socially minded corporates and social enterprises. Is a member of the Institute of Directors, Fellow of The RSA, and holds coaching and mentoring qualifications by the Chartered Management Institute which he puts to good use with the Small Charities Coalition.
Chief Baldrick Officer at heart ……………. I have a cunning plan!