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Senior Fellow in Management Practice, University of Oxford

Jon is a Senior Fellow in Management Practice at Said Business School, a Member of St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford,and a Director of Stokes & Jolly Ltd, leadership consultants. He is a Business Psychologist and Chartered Clinical Psychologist Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Jon trained and worked at the Tavistock Clinic and Institute in London where he was Director of the Adult Psychotherapy Department. He was the founding Director of the organisation consulting service Tavistock Consulting in 1993 which he led for 5 years. Since 2000 he has been a Director of Stokes & Jolly Ltd a firm specialising in leadership consulting. He is an accredited coach and coach supervisor member of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision.
Jon is a former Visiting Professor, Strathclyde Business School, and Associate Fellow of the Institute for Government, London. He is a Founder Member, Association of Business Psychologists; Founder Member, Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision, where he is an accredited Executive Coach Supervisor.
He consults primarily in the fields of leadership and leadership development, selection and assessment. In addition to leadership coaching assignments, his consulting work includes advising chief executives and senior management boards on inter-personal, group and organisational dynamics, particularly the management of change; as well as providing in-depth assessment and selection of executives for senior roles, and assisting with their on-boarding and development.
His publications include 'The Psychodynamics of Teams' and 'Organisational Stress' in ‘The Unconscious at Work’ (Routledge, 1994), 'Why Do We Work' in ‘Talking Cure’ (Duckworths, 1999), 'Executive & Leadership Coaching' in the Complete Handbook of Coaching (Sage, 2018) and ‘Using Emotion as Intelligence’ in Ed Schein et al. ‘Organizational Therapy’ (AV Publishing, Boston, 2010), ‘Defences against Anxiety in the Law’ in Social Defences against Anxiety (Karnac, 2015).


  • –present
    Senior Fellow in Management Practice, University of Oxford


  • 1973 
    Oxford University, Psychology