Jon is an experienced leader with a proven record in leading change, through organisational transformation and process redesign.
Jon’s passion lies in designing strategy and building organisation wide capability to execute and deliver a superior level of performance and profitability. His success has been demonstrated through a track record of growing brands and creating sustainable performance improvement to realise value.
Jon began his management career with Air New Zealand, completing his MBA and PGDipMS before moving into general management and Chief Executive roles with nationally recognised organisations.
As Chief Executive of Tompkins Wake, he leads one of New Zealand’s leading law firms with nearly 100 years of history and some of New Zealand’s most talented legal practitioners.
An experienced and confident communicator, Jon has a proven ability to engage and connect with stakeholders at all levels including experience in international business and government level forums Jon has been a keynote speaker in forums both in New Zealand and offshore.
Jon is a member of the Te Hono Movement, more than 100 CEOs and leaders who have a deep-seated passion and desire to develop and innovate for transformational change in the New Zealand primary sector and agribusiness.
In 2015 Jon attended the invitation only, week long residential program at Stanford GSB designed to unlock the potential of New Zealand’s Primary Sector. Te Hono fosters and enables collaboration, alignment and transformation of the New Zealand Primary Sector.
A passionate New Zealander, husband and father, Jon believes that “Everything is on, until you turn it off” and seeks to explore and maximise every opportunity to drive improved performance and outcomes.
Strategy and Planning
Governance and Executive Leadership
Started life as a Professional Airport Baggage Loader
Qualified Rescue Fire Fighter & Retired Water Ski Racer
(Very) Amateur Mountain Biker who is regularly outperformed by his 10 year old son
Enjoys connecting with those that can challenge the norm and explore new ways to think, which makes working with the Locus team so enjoyable.
Focused on sharing life experience to help others, Jon currently mentors MBA students at the University of Waikato
Wine Collector and aspiring Chef with a passion for New Zealand Pinot Noir and creating great food to match.