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Jonathan, a chemist by training, is passionate about more sustainable business and the circular economy – including how business can both do good and do well.

He leads the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan – a coordinated plan to get the energy-intensive industries across the Humber (the UK’s Energy Estuary) to net zero by 2040, whilst maximising the economic and employment opportunities in the area.  Funded by UKRI as part of the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge Fund, together with CATCH and 8 private sector partners, the project takes a Humber-wide approach, and is being viewed internationally as a “lighthouse” project for industrial decarbonisation.

Jonathan had experience of the nuclear industry before joining BP, where he held a variety of roles in the energy and chemicals areas over 24 years, including secondment opportunities within the UK and France, latterly at the public-private Energy Technologies Institute.  He has also had senior roles with the N8 AgriFood academic consortium (sustainable food, farming and nutrition) and the World Energy Council (sustainable energy for all).

Jonathan is a Chartered Fellow of both the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and is a Trustee of the RSC.  He is active on social media: @oxleyjc and