Jon is a Master Mariner and Royal Navy Specialist Navigator (SpecN) who spent over 20 years in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on operations around the world, with experience on several vessel types. As navigator and operations officer, Jon was pivotal in bringing the first Tide Class Tanker into service and seeing it through its extensive trials package.
Jon subsequently joined the Royal Navy’s prestigious Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) organisation as the RFA’s Navigation training officer, responsible for delivering world class navigation and ship handling training to Bridge Teams of the RFA, RN and partner nations.
Following promotion, Jon left FOST, returning to sea as Chief Officer/Executive Officer, which provided opportunities to gain Command experience.
Jon joined the SeaBot group in 2022, delivering training and spearheading projects including the development of USV operator training, aimed at enabling successful maritime workforce transition.