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Jon Hayward-Wright -

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Jon Hayward-Wright...


Jon has had a highly successful career within blue-chip corporates working in areas from Operations, Supply Chain, Strategy and Change Management.

Working in several locations including UK, USA, Australian and SEA roles plus global leadership responsibilities before moving to consulting. Along the way he earned an extremely strong reputation for his fast grasp of new situations, his strong insight, high delivery to promise and unfailing good humour.

His ability to identify issues within the business, help others to see them and then design solutions to suit, make him a valuable addition to any business environment, but his ability to deploy those solutions in a way that the people can reliably execute is what really differentiates him.

Known to set challenging targets with pragmatic solutions. He is objective, collaborative, and straightforward and never loses sight of the end goal – your organisation's success.

Jon also balances short term returns with long term business sustainability believing that doing something right first time is ultimately the most efficient and effective approach.

Throughout his career Jon has achieve outstanding business performance improvements, his ability to utilise his transferable skills within new industries and diverse teams highlights his strong business credentials.

Jon is now focussing on helping business owners to enhance business progression, by facilitating and enabling continued growth. Working in tandem with business owners to deliver on their business and personal goals.

Jon was born in Birmingham UK, but lived most of his early life in the Cotswolds before returning to Birmingham to study engineering. After graduation he moved to London.

He emigrated to Australia in 1991, returning to the UK in 2014. He has two grown up sons, the eldest living in London and working in Digital Media with the younger serving as a Captain in the Australian Army.

Jon’s spare time is spent behind a camera or processing landscape photos for which he has won several exhibition prizes. He enjoys motor sport and walking.


Janet Whitecross
Employee Relations/Human Resources Professional
October 23, 2016, Jon was senior to Janet but didn’t manage directly

Jon is an outstanding operations and supply chain executive with a strong commercial focus. He offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in lean manufacturing practices, and is an effective partner when dealing with people management issues. I had the pleasure of working with Jon on a number of enterprise agreement negotiations where considerable productivity improvements were introduced and harmonious workplace relations maintained. He has a great intellect and is a natural mentor - generous in both his time and patience with less experienced staff. Jon is a leader who inspires you to do your best.


John Templeman
Retired at Home
May 25, 2014, Jon worked with John in the same group

Jon and I shared an office for over 3 years. Together we managed the creation of a Program Management Office focused on finding cost saving and improved technical, commercial and administrative process across GF.
Jon knowledge of project management, process development and people change helped me to influence the Reliability Engineering teams. His willingness to share best practice methodology plus sensible, practical result focused advice was most welcome. I would be very comfortable recommending Jon for any senior operations or engineering roles. He is a true consultative change leader who I am sure will add greatly to any business.


Darren Gledhill
Engineering Manager at Fonterra
February 5, 2014, Darren reported directly to Jon

Jon Hayward Wright is very much a coach and mentoring manager that had the ability to ask the right questions of his team. Jon's approach to managing his leadership team was to build a steady relationship with the foundations being trust, belief and support in each manager he worked with.
For myself, Jon allowed my development in the S&OP process by taking me from a Logistics manager and giving me the tools to grow my team and take charge of the procurment and planning function at our Site.
a gentle man with a great knowledge of manufactiuring and also fantastic people skills.

I would recommend Jon for any role available as a leader of teams.

Ali Eghbaljoo
Consulting Manager to McConnell Dowell Western Program Alliance
December 17, 2012, Jon worked with Ali in the same group

Jon is a detail-oriented engineer and a really good thinker who is always worth listening to. His valuable experience in different area of manufacturing, supply chain, and management with his gentle nature make him a sensational coach for people in different levels in an organization.


Nihal Fernando
Lean Coach
December 17, 2012, Nihal managed Jon directly

Jon is truly a Lean practitioner. A valuable and well-respected member of our lean team who constantly and continuously review monitor and measure what we do and how we do to change for the better.

Learning and sharing what is correct with enthusiasms is Jon's way of life.


Paul Middleton
General Manager Supply Chain, Kubota Tractor Australia Pty Ltd
October 31, 2012, Paul reported directly to Jon

Jon is a knowledgeable and strategic Senior Executive. His grasp of both strategic and operational issues allows rapid insight into the identification and capture of operational improvements. His skill is particularly valuable when looking at large complex issues often across multiple functions and geographies. His guidance and leadership provided valuable insights on a range of topics at Ridley and helped identify a number of strategic opportunities and then provided the support and training to realise them over time. Jon would bring a breadth and depth of knowledge to any organisation, providing strong leadership on people, safety, lean management, engineering and business strategy and would be an excellent choice for a senior GM role or COO.


Della Prowse
HR Strategist Driving Organisational Success & DeltaWomen founder empowering Women in their Return to Work
June 18, 2012, Della worked with Jon in different groups

Jon bought experience and knowledge about LEAN manufacturing methodologies and set about working closely with a diverse manufacturing cohort to bring about a continuous improvement focus, resulting in bottom line improvements. He was an inspiring leader to his team and lead the change process in an engaging and effective way.

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