Emergency & disaster specialist, former Chief Fire Officer and head of UK fire & rescue resilience and government advisor.
More recently, Jon headed organisational development for Capita following their purchase of the blue light training facility at Moreton-in-Marsh and was responsible for corporate training and creation of the 'School of Resilience'. Jon left in 2015 to establish Resilience Advisors Ltd, a new company with 'the Network' at its heart! The aim of the Network is simply to spread the knowledge of some of the most experienced resilience practitioners into the business sector.
His early career saw early roles managing high-risk operations in the marine oil & gas industry which led to a long & successful career within the emergency services and as the government's first resilience adviser. Several years working with the training & business development teams of a professional services provider resulted in a growing portfolio of domestic and international commercial success
Ten years served as a Chief Fire Officer in the Midlands - Hereford & Worcester and Gloucestershire - of leading development of local & national policy and commanding a number of major incidents.
Jon is a long-standing member\chairman of multi-agency Resilience Forums and regional coordinating groups overseeing planning, preparation, response and recovery phases of emergencies and infrastructure compromises including; civil unrest, major fires and repeated wide-area flooding.
As an international strategic adviser to UK Government, Jon is trained and has exercised with International Search & Rescue teams as a component of DFID's 'UK Aid' programme. As a qualified expert within the European Civil Protection Mechanism he has also led heavy USAR, mass pumping and flood rescue deployments as part of UK capabilities in Europe & USA.
A corporate member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE), the Emergency Planning Society (EPS) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Jon was proud to be awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal in 2014