Jon has helped me understand the way I think, feel and behave in different circumstances. He has provided tools & techniques for me to. challenge myself and improve.
Jon helped me to reframe some problems as opportunities rather than obstacles. He provides the feedback that I may not want to hear and others are not willing to say. Richard has helped me to become a better leader, partner, parent and friend.”
Jon has observed Executive life from the perspective of fifteen years as a senior executive and CEO, as well as twenty-five years experience as a Board member and Board Chair across private, public and for purpose sectors. Jon’s current assignments include CEOs and senior executives in the Finance, Investment, Property Development and Management, Education, Regulatory, Health, Planning, Transport and Infrastructure industries in both the private and public sectors.
Jon chairs the Joint Venture between the NSW Government and the Lend Lease/GPT consortium developing the $1.2bn Rouse Hill Regional Centre as well as the Harris Farm Markets Advisory Board. He has just completed a five-year term as Chair, Ability Options, a $100m for purpose organisation assisting vulnerable people. He was Chair of Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority from 2004-2007.
He has extensive experience as a member and Chair of Audit Committees. He currently chairs the Audit Committees of NSW Police and the NSW Mental Health Commission.
Jon has been a coach and mentor with SMG since its inception as The Stephenson Partnership in 1998. He is noted for getting to the heart of an issue quickly, using his skill as a coach combined with his own leadership experience.
Jon uses data as an important part of any assignment, either conducting third party interviews or using validated assessment tools. He is accredited in TLC, Hogan, LEA and CCL.
Jon is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jon reads biographies, loves classical music and follows Australian and International politics.