John Jones graduated in Legal Studies from Pretoria University in 2001 and was thereafter admitted as Attorney of the South African High Court. Gaining experience in loan-book administration for Nedcor Bank, he was recruited by ABSA Bank, establishing a division for structuring businesses for the banks’ clients.
This eventually led to establishing a Business Consulting firm focussing on business-strategy- and transformation scorecards and setting-up of governance structures, leadership development, and the design- and implementation of Economic Empowerment regulation and ESG portfolio expansion at Financial Services Companies (in particular), for more than 10 years.
In between these roles, John was appointed to a US top-tier private University to establish numerous African co-hort’s for their online MBA (and other) business degrees. Apart from being the South African Director of this first Global Centre, John developed global and local fund-raising platforms and networks in support of the University’s growth in South Africa. (At the same time he also completed a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership).
His experience and qualifications presented John with various Board positions as a non-executive director in corporate, non-profit, and educational institutions.
From Aug 2023, John will focus on establishing C12 in South Africa. John is a minister/ preacher of the Gospel, keen adventurer, endurance cyclist and long-distance runner.
He is married to Este, and together they are blessed with four children: Megan, Samuel, Aimee, and Gustaff.