With a background in broadcast engineering, television production and online services, Jon has held strategic positions with various scientific and cultural organisations.
Jon is a trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation and The Eden Project, a member of the Council of Ambassadors of the WWF and Chairman of the H.H. Wingate Foundation. He is a Visiting Industrial Professor at Bristol University, specialising in science misconceptions and the educational uses of technology.
Previously Jon has been Chair of the UK Parliament’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement, and a Trustee of Wildscreen, The Woodland Trust, Culture24 and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (where he chaired its commercial arm).
At the UK Government's Department for Culture Media and Sport, Jon was founding Director of Culture Online, a programme to extend the reach of culture and the arts using new techniques, which won many international awards and special citation from the National Audit Office for the management of risk and innovation. Previously, he was Head of Commissioning for BBC Online, with oversight of content, navigation and editorial standards, and before that, Executive Producer and Director of many popular BBC Television series.
Jon advises large non-profit organisations on outreach and creative strategy, is an adviser and angel investor with several technology-based start-ups, and is the author of Around the World in 80 Trees (Laurence King Pub. 2018).
Jonathan Drori CBE
Chair of the Board