Jonny Jacobs

Specialisms: Mental Fitness, Mental Health in the workplace.  

Jonny is an award-winning Finance professional who feels passionately about the role of mental wellbeing in the workplace. As a kid growing up facing life's tough realities, Jonny's powerful story was a catalyst to champion the importance of mental fitness in the workplace and beyond. 

  

Prior to his current position as a Finance Director at Starbucks, Jonny was Strategy & Transformation Director at pladis, the global snacking business which brings together iconic brands including McVitie's and Godiva. As the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative, which led to the national "Let's Talk" partnership between McVitie's and mental health charity, Mind. 

  

Jonny is an advocate for mental wellbeing across many forums, and in 2019 he became a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation, the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. He is a Goalkeeper for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to accelerating progress towards the United Nations Global Goals.  

  

Jonny's vision is to create an environment where we truly support colleagues, friends, families and stakeholders, through challenging times and also support positive mental fitness. Jonny supports organisations by sharing his own personal story and tools that business can use to build their own plans.