Senior executive, educator, speaker, writer and has a reputation for vision, innovation and achieving results.


Jon is dean and director of Henley Business School, Africa, part of the University of Reading, UK, which is ranked amongst the top1% of research universities worldwide.  Henley is a leading global business school, the only international business school accredited in South Africa and is one of only 1% of business schools in the world holding international triple accreditation and the only business school in Africa with quadruple international accreditation.  Jon is a senior executive, educator, speaker, writer and has a reputation for vision, innovation and achieving results. Jon speaks on leadership, strategy, branding, creativity, activism, education, corporate activism, and other topics.

Jon is the chair of the Association of Africa Business Schools, chair of the British Chamber of Business in Southern Africa, a Distinguished Professor of Woxsen University in India, a board member of the Alliance of Management Development Associations in Rising Economies and chair of MBAid, a NPO in the education space.

Jon has had a varied career:  airline captain, aerobatic pilot, executive in British Aerospace, director of a multinational collaboration in France with Airbus, academic, visiting professor of innovation, teacher of strategy on MBA and executive programmes for 20 years, designer and director of the executive MBA and director of executive education at the University of Cape Town and director of an innovation centre and incubator in New Zealand. He consults actively in strategy, learning, leadership and innovation.

As dean of Henley Business School in Africa, he has grown the organisation’s revenue 1500% in 12 years, tripling MBA applications, to become the largest international operation of any British university currently, winning the number one MBA Business School award from PMR in Africa for six years running.  Jon has multiple other interests and both appointments and regular appears in the written media, TV and radio.

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