Operations Director

Jonathan Barden MBE

Jon joined the Foundation in November 2019 as the Operations Director and is responsible for making sure that our courses run safely and smoothly, whilst creating maximum impact, wherever they are held.

Coming from almost a decade working with DFID’s Humanitarian Operations Team, Jon brings a wealth of experience from over 25 years in the humanitarian sector. Working in countries such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and leading responses to disasters in places like Haiti, the Philippines, Nepal, Bosnia and Mozambique, Jon also spent the past six years building and managing the UK Government’s Emergency Medical Team.

Outside of work Jon is a keen DIYer who also finds a little time for reading and sport.