Jason is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience across the private, public and third sectors. He has worked extensively for blue chip organisations both as a consultant and in senior operational roles. His work within the public sector includes consultancy assignments and business plan development for public sector Trusts. In the third sector, he has co-founded a number of community and not-for-profit ventures including etheco.com – a website designed to take the effort out of ethical and environmentally friendly living; Broadband Collective – a rural initiative that established one of the first community-owned and operated broadband networks in the UK; and bayguide.co.uk – a community portal promoting Herne Bay and assisting the development of a more sustainable local economy.
From 2009-11 he was a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Herne Bay Pier Trust, a registered Charity. During his tenure, the charity’s revenue grew more than tenfold and he oversaw the development of a long-term overview business plan.
From 2003-8, Jason was a core member of the team behind the multi-million pound public arts project, Aluna, a proposal for a four-storey high, forty metre wide, tidal powered moon clock.
Jason is a keen photographer and has exhibited at galleries including the Fish Slab in Whitstable and the Bay Art Gallery in Herne Bay. He was born in Australia and has lived in the UK since 1996. He moved to Herne Bay in 2006 with his wife Andrea and their two daughters.