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Jon Date

Overview

Jon has nearly 10 years’ experience in communications, advocacy and campaigning across a range of issues including international development, humanitarian emergencies, tax justice and women’s rights. He has led a number of campaigns which have led to significant changes in government policy and corporate practice, as well as generating substantial public support and media coverage.

Before joining di:ga, Jon was Head of Government Relations at Oxfam GB. He was responsible for Oxfam’s engagement with the UK government and parliament, as well as advising colleagues on campaign strategy and theory of change. In this role he oversaw Oxfam’s award-winning political campaigning on the conflict in Yemen, and helped to begin rebuilding trust in Oxfam following the organisation’s safeguarding failures.

Before Oxfam, Jon worked on a range of successful campaign, public affairs, and media strategies in roles at ActionAid UK, the International Longevity Centre, Which?, and PR agency Blue Rubicon (now Teneo). He enjoys walking, travelling and playing bass guitar.

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"Working with di:ga was fantastic. They provided excellent support and advice on strategy, media relations and editing, quickly becoming a trusted part of the core team. They were assertive yet tactful, focused, efficient and 100% committed to helping us achieve impact."

Rafat Al-Akhali
Fellow of Practice, Blavatnik School of Government