Jon has a track record of working in professional sport, specialising in recent years in commercial partnerships and media rights. He is a long-term Bees fan.
Jon grew up in the south-west London area, attending Teddington School and Richmond upon Thames College. He started his working life at The Rugby Football Union in Twickenham. In the mid-1990’s he managed Coca-Cola’s football sponsorships including the EFL Cup, SFL Cup and their involvement in UEFA Euro ‘96.
Spending nine years at Premiership Rugby before this, Jon was responsible for the organisation’s income streams including broadcast revenue, merchandising, match income and key sponsorship deals. He then went on to be a founding partner of Pitch International Commercial, working with football, rugby and cricket federations to develop commercial strategies. While at Pitch International he also managed the commercial rights of the Brazil
Global Tour, a series of high-profile international matches for the Brazilian national football team.
Jon became Chief Executive at Brentford FC in 2019 and has guided the Club through the pandemic, a stadium move and their return to top-flight football in the Premier League. He was voted CEO of the Year in 2021 at the Football Business Awards.