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As chief executive of MiP, Jon manages our team of national officers, takes responsibility for the strategy and performance of the union, acts as our lead media spokesperson, negotiates with employers at national level, and works to influence ministers, civil servants and other policy makers.
Jon acts secretary of the MiP national committee, working closely with the MiP chair, and of the MiP management board, which is accountable to members of UNISON and FDA executive committees. He also attends UNISON’s health service group executive on behalf of MiP.
Jon represents MiP members on a number of national NHS forums and working groups, including:
He takes a special interest in leadership development, focusing particularly on the value of good line management, and has tutored leadership programmes for middle managers. Throughout his career, Jon has developed particular expertise in pensions and worked to improve workplace culture and diversity – with particular interest in building resilience among union members. He is interested in exploring approaches to strategic development and engaging everyone, and is trained in using Future Search events to bring diverse groups together to co-operate and plan for the future.
Jon became MiP’s first member of staff when the organisation was founded in 2005. Before that, he worked as a national officer for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, responsible for looking after members working in private schools, and as a negotiator for the FDA, where his wide-ranging remit covered members in the civil service, the NHS, the Houses of Parliament and museums.
Jon loves food, history and crime fiction, and enjoys hanging out with close family and friends. “I’m always seeking out ways to improve myself,” he says. “My latest thing is boxing training. I love swinging punches, it turns out.”