Jon is one of the founders and heads up Strategy and Development where his responsibilities include incubating new programmes, innovation, fundraising, public affairs and evaluation. Before this role, Jon was the first Operations Director for The Challenge Network (TCN). Prior to setting up TCN, Jon worked in international development for the Acumen Fund and Tearfund, spending time in Kenya and the USA. Before this, Jon was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company working for public, private and non-profit clients. During both of these periods, Jon also spent time working with young people, running residential programmes for 13-18 year olds.
Jon has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.