Founder & Managing Director of Key & Co Ltd, Business Enhancement
Jon was a Manufacturing Engineering Graduate and post Graduate student at Cambridge University. After graduating in 1998, he spent 12 years in consulting working with a range of clients, including in defence, energy, transportation, logistics, engineering and infrastructure businesses, as well as consumer and retail.
He then spent 4 years working for Babcock International, where he reported to the CEO, Peter Rogers, leading strategy, performance improvement and transformation projects. A key focus of Jon’s team was in defence, working in the air, sea and land domains. He also worked in energy, infrastructure and training businesses and led the acquisition and integration of Avincis, a £1.6B helicopter business.
After leaving Babcock in 2016, Jon worked with V.Group, a global shipping company owned by Private Equity giant Advent International, responsible for operating 700 vessels. Jon was responsible for developing the strategy and leading a global transformation programme across 70 countries and 45,000 people.
More recently, Jon has been leading strategy and transformation projects with defence, infrastructure, engineering, and transportation businesses, through his independent consulting and advisory business, Key and Co.
Jon and his network of independent consultants specialise in helping management teams to solve challenging engineering and business problems and to unlock value through aligning leadership and the front line around clear, practical actions that create value.
Jon is married with 4 children, hobbies include running marathons, hockey, sailing and he is an active supporter and fund-raiser for Mozambique orphan and education charity(c£30K to date).