Jon is Chairman of Ravensbourne, the university-sector creative arts college and the H. H. Wingate Foundation.
He is a trustee of the Internet Watch Foundation and The Woodland Trust, and until recently, Wildscreen and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
For the last Parliament, Jon was Chairman of its Advisory Council on Public Engagement. He works with the boards of scientific, environmental, and educational bodies to develop digital and creative strategy. Jon has previously been Head of Commissioning for BBC Online, and before that, an Executive Producer and Director of more than 50 prime-time BBC television science and technology documentaries and series.
He is Visiting Industrial Professor at Bristol University, specialising in science misconceptions and educational uses of technology, and is also known for several TED talks on pollen and flowers.