Jon is a professional practitioner in regional and local economic development. He has experience delivering economic development programs and services from Perth and four non-metropolitan regions including the Wheatbelt; Kimberley; Great Southern; and, South west regions, currently being employed by the City of Busselton as the Economic and Business Development Co-ordinator.

He has skills in managing projects in hard infrastructure (land and buildings) soft infrastructure (capacity building and regional skills development), tourism, horticulture, agriculture, transport, resource development, property development, place management, higher education planning, investment attraction, regional tourism marketing and community facility planning. Jon holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New England.