Jon has spent his career in energy focused on making the industry function better for consumers, by helping them take control of the risks resulting from their need for energy. Starting in 2005 at the outset of flexible energy contracts, Jon developed trading and reporting systems, and automated market information and data services to support the very largest businesses manage their exposure to the energy markets, eventually building up a trading desk managing 12 TWh of wholesale power and gas.
He has supported new entrants to bring competition to markets, and developed innovative retail products that facilitate market access for smaller companies. His understanding of energy policy and developments in technology, and the impacts they have on markets, have helped to bring transparency of costs and their drivers, to enable businesses to understand and optimise their consumption.
Jon has been recognised as an influencer by Siemens, as a keynote speaker, panelist and moderator at energy and blockchain events, and as a frequent commentator in the media, including trade press, national newspapers, radio and tv.
The innovative partners behind Project TraDER have taken live a local market for excess power on the Orkney islands, successfully delivering real-time trading between renewable generation and local flexibility and using real-time markets to resolve constraints behind an Active Network Management system.