Vice President of Communications at Expo2020 Dubai
Jon leads all communications output from Expo 2020 Dubai’s English language Press Office, delivering news to a worldwide audience of many thousands of media outlets covering broadcast, print and online.
Jon has been a member of the Expo 2020 Dubai team since November 2016, initially working as Editor-in-Chief (English).
Prior to Expo 2020, Jon worked as Senior Editor for the Olympic News Service at the 2016 Rio Games and prior to that was the Communications/News and PR Director for the Volvo Ocean Race in Spain, the world’s premier around-the-world yacht race. He took up that role in 2011 having enjoyed a successful career in news and sports journalism, attending a total of six Olympic Games including five as Desk Head for Thomson Reuters. He also headed the London Bureau for Reuters, responsible for all general, political and financial news output in the UK and Ireland for the world’s largest international news agency. Jon was previously Assistant Editor at the Mirror Group Newspapers and prior to that, Associate Editor for the Press Association in London.
Jon has lectured on news and media in several countries including China, Sweden and Spain.