Jon is an experienced and accredited mediator, trainer, facilitator, and supervisor. He served as a police officer in the UK and Hong Kong where he specialised as an Inspector in staff training.
His Masters degree focused on examining crime and violence issues in the workplace and he subsequently completed a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation) and a
Certificate in Professional Supervision. He is a LEADR trained mediator, assessor, trainer and coach and is certified by the NZ Courts as a facilitator of violence intervention programmes, restorative justice conferences and family disputes (FDR).
Following his police service Jon worked as a manager in both the public and private sectors. Since 2003 he has been self-employed as an independent mediator working mainly in workplace and family matters as well facilitating restorative justice conferences.
He has provided conflict resolution services to Victoria University of Wellington since 2003. He also delivers training in the public and private sector and has delivered several hundred workshops on negotiation and difficult conversations.
Since 2005 Jon has been part of a project team working on the development of restorative justice facilitator training and accreditation for the New Zealand Ministry of Justice, and since 2008 he been delivering restorative justice facilitator training on behalf of the Ministry.