In 2001, after 20 years in the British Army, Jon joined the staff of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He served initially as Membership Director and then as Technical Director. In 2007, he joined the construction consultancy High-Point Rendel as Resources Director and then in August 2010 took over as CEO of the Engineering Council. Whilst at the Engineering Council, Jon was also a Director of FEANI (Federation of European National Engineering Associations) and a Non-Executive Director of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Jon joined IChemE as Chief Executive in early 2017. Since then he has focused on consolidating the systems and processes that underpin the provision of sustainable support to a truly international membership. He has also worked with the Trustees to develop Strategy 2024 which seeks to ensure that the Institution addresses the global grand challenges whilst maintaining the reputation of professional chemical engineers and technicians through the delivery of a globally recognised qualification structure and a relevant and vibrant learned society.
Jon is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Royal Engineers. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Society for the Environment and a Fellow Chartered Engineer with the Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers. In August 2018, Jon was also nominated by IChemE to join the Board of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers.
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