Jon Huggett


Jon Huggett has helped The Young Foundation with strategies for investments and for the Social Innovation Exchange.
Beyond The Young Foundation, Jon advises chief executives of social enterprises globally. His clients include the Wikimedia Foundation and the Open Society Institute. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University. Jon has 25 years of experience leading enterprises and advising leaders in private and social sectors around the world.

He spent four years as a Partner with The Bridgespan Group in San Francisco and New York. Prior, he spent four years as a Partner with Bain & Company in Johannesburg and Toronto. Earlier in his career, he worked for The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco and New York.

Jon has run three companies: a $75M health care operation on four continents; Bannock Consulting, a London-based firm focused on economic development in emerging countries; and PlanetOut, a lesbian and gay web company.

Jon is a member of the National Leadership Council of Social Ventures Australia and serves on many board, including – the Organisation for Refuge, Asylum and Migration; One Inspire; and Khulisa UK.

For a number of years he served the STOP AIDS Project in San Francisco, a non-profit dedicated to preventing HIV infection. His roles included community organiser, outreach educator, board member, board President, and interim Executive Director.

Jon has taught at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, and the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales, where he was International Visiting Fellow. He was a guest lecturer at the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, and taught business as a volunteer at Leeuwkop Prison near Johannesburg.

Jon is the author of “Moving from Loose Global Associations to Linked Geographic Networks” in “Scaling Social Impact” published Palgrave Macmillan in 2010; “Fulfilling the Promise of Social Enterprise” in “The World That Changes The World”, published by Wiley in 2010; and “The pub test, the radio test, and the grandmother test”, published in Third Sector Magazine in Australia. Non-profit Quarterly, Stanford Business, NetWork (UK), Business Day (South Africa), and The Globe and Mail (Canada) have carried other articles.

Jon began his career at Procter & Gamble, after receiving his BA and MA from Oxford University, and went on to earn his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.