Jon lives in Stafford with his partner and dog (an Olde English Bulldogge called Bruce) having lived in central Birmingham since 2006, but originally hails from the South West. At the University of the West of England in Bristol, he studied Economics and now works at a trade credit insurer as Head of Policy Management & Operational Excellence. He was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in 2009 whilst training for the London Marathon, had a thymectomy the following year and has since seen his condition stabilise with medication. Jon has been a member of myaware since his diagnosis and found the support valuable in understanding the condition and meeting others with it. Appointed as a Trustee of myaware in 2016, he is also on the Finance Committee – utilising his previous experience in credit analysis in addition to his current background in operations.