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Jon Isaacs

The opportunity to bounce leadership ideas and issues off a highly experienced coach was just fantastic.

The level of trust that developed between myself and Jon was such that I was able to divulge areas where I felt that I personally needed to improve and work on appropriate personal strategies. I genuinely feel I am now a better, more confident leader than I was twelve months ago

Jon Isaacs

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.

Personal Insights

Jon is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jon reads biographies, loves classical music and follows Australian and International politics.