Jonathan Jowett - Business in the Community
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Jonathan Jowett

Company Secretary & General Counsel,
Greggs PLC

Climate Action Leadership Team

Jonathan Jowett is Company Secretary & General Counsel at Greggs. He is a lawyer by profession and has worked for international manufacturing and brand-owning companies across sectors including food production and retailing, consumer healthcare, and automotive.

Jonathan’s responsibilities include legal, governance, and government affairs, risk management, internal audit, food safety, health and safety, pensions administration and sustainability. He is Secretary to the PLC board and its committees, and also chairs the Greggs risk committee, and the sustainability committee.

Jonathan is also Chair of the Trustees of the Percy Hedley Foundation, a £30m revenues charity leading the way in the provision of specialist, high quality and innovative services for disabled people with cerebral palsy, communication and sensory impairments, and complex learning and therapeutic needs. Jonathan is a non-executive director of The Newcastle Hospitals Foundation Trust, chairing the people committee of the board. In his spare time, Jonathan is Company Secretary of Darlington FC.

About Business in the Community’s Climate Action Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Climate Action Leadership Team is to help business drive innovation that turns the threats of the climate emergency into opportunity for people and nature.

Find out more about BITC’s work on the environment.