Jonny Jacobs

Trustee

Jonny is Head of Finance team at M&S Foods, the £6bn business which is going through a period of transformational change. Prior to this, Jonny led Strategy and Transformation for pladis UK&I, the global snacking company, which brings together iconic brands such as McVitie's and Godiva. During his time there, Jonny also held positions of interim CFO Americas, and led Supply Chain Finance, UK&I.

At pladis, Jonny was the Executive Board sponsor and led the Employee Mental Health initiative, which in turn led to the national "Let's Talk" partnership between McVitie's and mental health charity, Mind.

Jonny's passion for breaking down the stigma of Mental Health in the workplace and using the power of big business has seen him become an advocate across many forums including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, the global summit for young leaders One Young World, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and as an Advisory Board Member for Mental Health summit Mad World.

Jonny’s passion for raising awareness around Mental Health has led him to be appointed as Trustee in 2019.