Jason Melling

Jason is the UK HR Director at JTI - a leading international tobacco manufacturer.

One of a seven strong JTI UK Executive Team, Jason became UK HR Director in 2012, previous to which he was HR Director for JTI Ireland. Based at JTI UK HQ in Weybridge, Jason has overseen the company’s Investors in People Gold certification as well as Britain’s Top Employer accreditation.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development with a background in Employee Relations, Jason joined JTI in 2002 as HR Manager for Group Logistics based at the JTI National Distribution Centre in Crewe and has subsequently held a number of roles within HR, including UK HR Operations Manager. Prior to joining JTI, Jason worked in the Engineering & Construction industry based in the North West of England where he held various HR related positions. 

Jason is an Executive Champion of JTI’s Community Investment activities, including our long-term partnership with the national charity for single homeless people Crisis which delivers learning and employability services to help homeless and vulnerably housed adults into education, training and, ultimately, sustainable employment. He has also been instrumental in JTI’s work to accredit the skills developed through employee volunteering and enable volunteering to become a fully integrated tool for delivering learning and development objectives.

Jason is married with two children and lives in Surrey, with his wife and their youngest son.