Having started in broadcast engineering, Jon worked in television production, then online, and now has strategic positions with several scientific and cultural organisations.
Jon is a trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation and The Woodland Trust, a member of the UK Children’s Commissioner’s Digital Taskforce, member of the Council of Ambassadors of the WWF and Chairman of the H.H. Wingate Foundation. He is a Visiting Industrial Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Bristol University, specialising in the educational uses of technology and is a member of strategic committees at NESTA and the Royal Institution.
Previously Jon has been Chair of the UK Parliament’s Advisory Council on Public Engagement, and a Trustee of Wildscreen, 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 general, outreach and creative strategy and is an adviser and angel investor with several technology-based start-ups.
Jonathan Drori CBE
Chair of the Board