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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.


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John Jones graduated in Legal Studies from Pretoria University in 2001 and was thereafter admitted as Attorney of the South…


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.


“C12 is everything I was looking for and more of what I didn’t know I needed. My peers challenge me in my blind spots, love me in hard times, and encourage me to glorify God in the way I lead my team. It’s a home for business leaders.”

Brittany Zeller, founder and director of Tiny Feet Early Intervention / South Carolina C12 member

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