Jon McLeod

Jon McLeod

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Board

Jon is one of the country's most experienced corporate communicators with a strong track record in regulatory, financial and legal affairs.

In his early career, Jon spent four years at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy before joining the Law Society.

Now Jon works for Weber Shandwick, a global communications firm with offices in 126 cities across 81 countries, where he has a dual responsibility as Chairman of its London corporate financial and public affairs business, and of its Manchester office.

He has a very wide range of client experience, with a specialism in real estate, property and regeneration.

Ranked by Total Politics magazine and PR Week in the top 10 public affairs professionals in the country, he has been described by The Independent as 'a very powerful lobbyist'. His campaigns have won two prestigious Cannes Lions Gold awards.

Jon is also a board member of Manchester's internationally renowned Hallé orchestra.

He lives in Matlock and comes from a Derbyshire family. His great grandfather was Editor of the Derby Evening Telegraph and his grandfather was the Clerk of Derbyshire County Council.

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