Jon is a Business Psychologist and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. He was formerly a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Said Business School, and continues to teach and research there, and is an SCR member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Jon trained and worked at the Tavistock Clinic and Institute in London where he became Director of the Adult Psychotherapy Department. He was the founding Director of the organisation consulting service Tavistock Consulting in 1993 for 5 years. Since 2000 he has been a Director of Stokes & Jolly Ltd, a firm specialising in leadership consulting.
Jon consults primarily in the fields of leadership development, selection and assessment. In addition to leadership coaching assignments, his consulting work includes advising chief executives and senior management boards on inter-personal, group and organisational dynamics, particularly the management of change; as well as providing in-depth assessment and selection of executives for senior roles, and assisting with their on-boarding and development. He has over 25 years’ experience advising and coaching in a wide range of companies including energy, I.T. and finance, as well as with professional service firms such as the law, accountancy, private equity, investment banking, advertising and management consulting. Clients have included KPMG, Universal Music, Unilever, Shell, BP, Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus. He also has extensive public sector experience. Jon has contributed to executive education programmes at the business schools of Oxford, Cambridge and Cranfield Universities. He has worked abroad in many countries including Europe, Japan, USA, and the Middle East.