Jonathan Prosser is a social entrepreneur and corporate innovation leader. His track record is of serial innovation and developing teams in both commercial and social impact settings: from Fortune 500s, to start-ups, and NGOs. The common themes in his work are taking ventures from idea stage through to results, and coaching others to do so as well. He has taught at leading universities, where he brings his industry experience into the classroom. His coaching experience is broad: from executives to students, in business, social innovation, and in sport.
He is the Director of Innovation Lab at Compassion UK, an NGO addressing child poverty. His wider contributions are as the Founder of NGO PaxHax which engages youth to address barriers to peace through design and innovation, a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and an Official Member of the Forbes Non-Profit Council, a by-invitation group of chief executives and senior leaders.
He has founded and taken to revenue an international development & entrepreneurship consultancy, an innovation agency, a social start-up / NGO, a charitable foundation, a corporate innovation department, and a coaching business. In other leadership roles, he has led teams to deliver a commercial turnaround and served as a Board member for non-profits in health and sport. In consulting, he gained experience of both what to do, such as contributing to strategy development at a corporate bank, and delivering it, such as working in the team that built a new online business for a major retailer. His work has been recognized with industry and community awards.
Jonathan holds an MA from the University of St Andrews where he majored in international relations, and an MS from Babson College Graduate School of Business in management – advanced entrepreneurial leadership. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Anthropological Institute in recognition of his work (FRSA, FRAI), and is an Associate Fellow of the Kirby Laing Centre for Public Theology. LinkedIn.