Jon Wright was unanimously elected as our Chairman for a second term at our Annual General Meeting on 24 June at Beaverbrook House, Bletchley, our sheltered home for retired printers.

11 Jul 2014

Jon joined the charity as a Trustee and Honorary Treasurer in 2004, becoming

Chairman of our Investment Committee in 2007. A qualified accountant with

the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, he joined the Financial

Times in 1974 and worked his way up to Acting Finance Director. Since 2003,

he has been the Finance Director of Pearson Global Real Estate.


As well as having just completed one year as our Chairman, he is celebrating

40 years at Pearson Plc. He started with the company at The Financial Times

and had direct responsibility for preparing the accounts for St Clements

Press, the FT’s printing arm. This included the period when the FT was

printed using hot metal at Bracken House, as well as the printworks at East

India Dock in London. He is now based in Pearson’s London Headquarters.


Stephen Gilbert, our Chief Executive, says: “Jon was a very effective

Treasurer and now Chairman. He’s very keen to develop initiatives that

particularly help younger people and I look forward to working with him and

our Trustees to achieve our target of helping 2,000 people by 2017.”