Jon leads the Preferred by Nature Projects and Solutions division, which supports businesses’ efforts towards sustainable sourcing practices on a global level.
Working with companies, communities and stakeholders around the globe to address environmental and social sustainability challenges never ceases to be interesting and rewarding.
Jon has over 30 years’ experience in forestry, agro-forestry, natural resource management, community development projects and certification auditing in more than 25 countries. Jon holds a MSc in Forest Economics and a BSc in Forest Management.
Jon has worked with the Rainforest Alliance for 23 years, where he served as Head of Corporate assurance services, Quality Manager, and led the RA-Cert certification programme. He has served on standards working groups and innovations groups to develop models for smallholder, group and non-timber forest product certification.
Jon served internationally as a lead auditor for FSC forest management, controlled wood and chain of custody audits. He is also trained as a lead auditor for ISO 9001 and Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture Standards.
Jon joined Preferred by Nature in 2018. Prior to joining Preferred by Nature, he has served on the board of directors of it for six (6) years.
- FSC forest management/controlled wood and sustainable agriculture auditing
- Quality assurance management
- Project evaluation
- Experienced trainer
- BSc in Forest Management
- MSc in Forest Economics
- Languages spoken: English and Spanish