One of the most respected leaders in the steel sector, Jon has
held senior leadership positions across a range of companies
synonymous with the UK steel industry, initially with British Steel
through to Corus, Tata Steel and latterly Liberty Steel.
Jon chaired the employers’ body, UK Steel for 5 years, and
jointly chaired the UK Steel Council with the Secretary of State
for Business, which advises government and provides strategic
leadership to the sector. In addition to a distinguished career in
the UK, Jon held top positions over a five-year period in the USA.
Jon was awarded the prestigious Bessemer Gold Medal in 2019
and is a Fellow of the institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Jon has a passion for developing the skills of young people and
is the founder and official ambassador for Industrial Cadets,
the programme inspired and supported by HRH The Prince of
Wales which seeks to inspire young people to pursue a career in