Jonathan joined MetLife as communications lead for EMEA in November 2012 and is a member of the regional executive.
Jonathan provides strategic advice and counsel on all aspects of internal and external communications across MetLife’s 26 EMEA markets. This includes media relations, employee & executive communications, CSR, social, product promotion, reputation management, crisis communications, M&A and communications related to the company’s public affairs activities.
Previously, Jonathan led UK-insurer Aviva’s European corporate affairs team across 13 markets building a highly-effective community of international communicators. Jonathan was a key strategic adviser to senior management, dealing with internal and external stakeholders across all key corporate communications disciplines including leading Aviva’s award-winning retirement savings thought-leadership campaign “Mind the Gap”. He also oversaw the launch of a single intranet across Aviva’s 13 European markets and delivered communications for Aviva Europe’s strategy refresh.
Jonathan, a former award-winning business journalist, has extensive cross-cultural, crisis and reputation management experience, particularly in Asia, the US and UK, having previously worked as PR Director for Prudential plc where a main focus was on building Prudential’s credentials as a player in Asia and as Director of Media Relations at the professional services firm PwC.
Jonathan holds a B.A in Politics from Durham University, UK. He is married to Kate and has two teenage sons, Oliver and Toby.