Jon was appointed Co-Chair of NNECL in 2023. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has held Board positions in a number of large-listed property and infrastructure businesses, including most recently leading strategy and communications at the University Partnerships Programme, the UK’s leading provide of campus accommodation and infrastructure, where he originated the Company’s approach to partnerships and played a key role in the establishment of the Group’s bond programme and the acquisition by its current shareholders. Prior roles include leading KPMG’s higher education advisory team and Head of Research at FTSE listed Jarvis PLC.

Jon was Chair of the UPP Foundation – a independent charity offering grants to universities, charities and other higher education bodies - for five years between 2018 and 2023. During this time, the Foundation delivered several high impact projects including the development of the University Mental Health Charter, the Civic Universities Commission and Network and the Student Futures Commission. Jon is a regular contributor to key debates on higher education policy and the future of the sector across press and media.

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