Chris Jones

Chris Jones, CEO, City & Guilds

As Chief Executive, Chris Jones’ role is to set the strategic direction of the City & Guilds Group and lead the Management Board.

Since joining in 2008, he has led City & Guilds through a period of significant growth, which has enabled further investment in the organisation to benefit its learners.

Chris plays a prominent role in driving the national and international skills agenda – something he has personal experience of as he followed the vocational education path himself. He is a member of the Business in the Community Talent and Skills Leadership team and a Governor at the Activate Learning group of colleges, formerly the Oxford and Cherwell Valley College Group.

Before joining City & Guilds, Chris held several senior management positions in Pearson and Reed Elsevier. In his former post, he transformed Harcourt Education International, implementing a customer-centric vision to grow revenue. Chris also served as Senior Vice President at LexisNexis Risk Management Group and Group Director at Financial Times Electronic Publishing.