Non-Executive Director

Our Director and Principal Consultant, John Jex, has 30 years business experience, and is available for part-time, non-executive board positions. Add value to your company, improve your governance and strategy and gain access to this long experience.

John W. Jex – Director & Principal Consultant

John Jex is available for Non-Executive roles with SMEs and public sector organisations where he can support improvements in governance, compliance, development and execution of strategy, delivery of value to stakeholders, and challenge and support executive leadership to achieve their objectives. John’s board-level experience spans education, property management and speciality chemicals.

Board experience

Chorus Education Trust

Sheffield, UK, June 2020 – Present. Non-executive Director and Trustee of a Multi-Academy Trust structured as a charitable company limited by guarantee. Chorus Education Trust operates three secondary schools, one primary school, a teacher education hub and national modern languages teaching centre. The board is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation; appointment of senior executive leadership; holding executive management to account for the development and execution of strategy and delivery of good educational outcomes, and provides oversight of financial management to ensure value for money in the use of public funds. I am currently a member of the Resources (Audit and Finance) Committee, the School Improvement (Strategy) Committee and a committee formed to support due diligence during a period of strategic expansion. I also represent Chorus on the board of the Westfield Learning Community Trust, a charitable trust managing funds bequeathed to Westfield School by alumni for the benefit of students. I have served on interview panels for appointment of senior leadership roles and new Trustees.

Jex Business Services Ltd.

Sheffield, UK, May 2020 – Present. Director and Chief Executive of management consulting and business services provider. Responsible for company compliance, strategy, operation and day-to-day administration.

St. James Court Management Company (Norton) Ltd.

Sheffield, UK, August 2016 – October 2020. Non-executive Director of resident’s management company for property development. Responsible for appointment of Managing Agent, financial oversight and governance.

Clariant Oil Services UK Ltd.

Aberdeen, UK, April 2018 – January 2019. Board Member and General Manger of company manufacturing and supplying oilfield chemicals and technical services to the North Sea market. Ensured that legal entity was financially stable and compliant with applicable legal requirements. Responsible for risk management of COMAH registered site. Developed and executed business strategy. Reviewed financial performance and plans.

Clariant Oil Services Scandinavia AS

Bergen, Norway, January 2017 – January 2019. Chief Executive (“Daglig Leder“) of company supplying chemicals and technical services to the North Sea market. Ensured compliance with applicable regulations; developed and executed business strategy. Reviewed financial performance and plans.


John always encouraged the team to think strategically, to challenge assumptions while continually leading us all by example, the absolute best in the business!

Fran Maxwell, Vice President Sales, Seal For Life Industries


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