Jonny Jacobs

Finance Director, Starbucks

Jonny is an award-winning Finance professional who feels passionately about the role of mental fitness in the workplace.

Prior to his current position as a Finance Director at Starbucks, Jonny was Strategy & Transformation Director at pladis, the global snacking business which brings together iconic brands including McVitie's and Godiva. As the Executive Board sponsor for Mental Health, he led the Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing initiative, which led to the national "Let's Talk" partnership between McVitie's and mental health charity, Mind. After training to become a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, Jonny has gained a wealth of experience across a range of industries including Heineken, M&S Foods, and John Menzies plc.

Jonny is an advocate for mental wellbeing across many forums, and in 2019 he became a Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation. He is a Goalkeeper for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to accelerating progress towards the United Nations Global Goals, and works with various organisations to advocate the importance of Mental Fitness in business.

Jonny's vision is to create an environment where we truly support colleagues, friends, families and stakeholders, through challenging times and also support positive mental fitness.

Join us to hear about the importance of mental health and wellbeing as a strategic priority in business.