Jon’s background is in Information Technology in Financial services. Having started his career in the Lloyds Insurance market as an Aviation Broker, he moved into information technology and has been engaged in sales, product marketing and systems development. He has been responsible for bringing high technology products to market and also large scale system development and deployment.
Senior roles held in the City included Head of International Sales NCR Financial Services, Managing Director of IT Alexander Howden Ltd (Now Aon), Head of Sales and Marketing EMEA Bank of New York.
Jon has been a Director of Hugh Lowe Farms one of the country’s largest soft fruit businesses for over 20 years and has been its Chairman since 2015; he is also deputy Chairman of Weald Granary, a grain storage co-operative and is the Chairman of Burlington Berries of Tasmania.
Voluntary work has included Governor of Grange Park School, SELEP chairman rural work stream, The Kent and Medway Economic Partnership, The Kent Business Advisory Board, West Kent Partnership, West Kent Leader and Chairman of Mereworth Parish Council.