Jon is the group head of diversity and inclusion at the Places for People group. He has over 30 years of experience of working in the public, private and voluntary sectors and a background in construction, organisational development and training, with a wealth of experience in building relationships and promoting equality and inclusion.

Jon has focused on designing and delivering best practice. He is adept at designing new operational processes and delivering robust communication plans to ensure that employees, service users, contractors and partners promote equality and harness the opportunities created by diversity.

He is a board member of the Housing Diversity Network, a member of Homes England Equality and Diversity Board and a board member of Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association.

Jon has a visual impairment and considers himself to be the very lucky owner of a guide dog.