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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.

Reference

"di:ga were strategic, thoughtful and attentive throughout the project. From the very start, they got what we are working to do and it was clear they wanted us to succeed. They generated, and prepared us for, significantly greater awareness and public participation in our work. They're a great team and we loved working with them."

Sam Jeffers
Co-founder, Who Targets Me