After studying at UCS and completing a BA (Hons) followed by a MSc, Jonathan has been lecturing at the Suffolk Business School in Events, Tourism, Hospitality and Business Management. He is a Senior Lecturer and leads the Event/Tourism Suite of programmes. He introduced and teaches the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH), and the Level 2 Health & Safety Award. Jonathan is an advocate of life skills and life-long learning and a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and also the Chartered Management Institute.
Jonathan is a people, project, business and events manager with over 20 years of professional experience in public, private and the community sectors. He has a great track record as a lecturer/trainer, is passionate about learning and development; driven to succeed, and thrives on challenge. He enjoys achievement not only as an individual but positively through others. He has a number of years’ experience of working in the events and tourism industry and is able to act as a conduit providing current information and knowledge to students. Jonathan has been nominated/short-listed for the annual Staff and Student Awards in each of the past four years.
With many years business experience, he is an inspirational manager with the ability to motivate and empower individuals to develop their own career potential whilst achieving stretching project and academic targets, financials and key deliverables. Recognised and respected as a key people leader both in staff and volunteer teams which he has managed. He works with integrity; results and action-oriented whilst initiating, maintaining and developing relationships with all colleagues, customers and suppliers. Driven by achievement with the capability to plan, lead, organise and manage concurrent responsibilities within a competitive and challenging work environment; resource manager, with quality and detail focus. He has exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate well; builds rapport quickly, demonstrates listening, great judgement and decisiveness.
- Destination Management
- Volunteer Motivation
- Event Risk & Safety Management