Jonathan Hemus is the founder of Insignia and an extremely experienced crisis management consultant with over 25 years’ experience providing crisis management advice and training to world leading organisations and brands. He is known for his specialist expertise in crisis management and is a highly regarded trainer and coach. Before launching Insignia in 2008, he was the global leader of reputation management consultancy Porter Novelli’s crisis and issues management practice.
At Insignia he has developed plans and delivered training to prevent and prepare for crisis, and advised organisations in the midst of major incidents and issues. He has advised organisations including Ageas, Diageo, Disney, DP World, HSBC, the International Cricket Council, JP Morgan, Lafarge, Novartis, Procter and Gamble and PwC across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Working with these organisations at the most senior level he has been instrumental in determining their reputational vision and steering them through issues and crises that have posed real threats to their integrity.
Jonathan is a regular media commentator on crisis management matters having featured on Sky News, BBC TV and radio, Al Jazeera, CNN, The Times and a wide range of international, regional and sector-specific media.
He has also spoken on reputation management, crisis communication and reputational risk management at national and international conferences and events, most recently at the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference in Florida. As well as delivering the UAE Government Leaders’ crisis management module for Henley Business School, he is also a guest lecturer in crisis management at Manchester Metropolitan University.
When not at work, you will find him pounding the streets in a forlorn quest to beat his time in the 2013 Manchester Marathon, grumbling about the fortunes of his beloved Aston Villa or sipping a refreshing beer at a cricket ground in England or beyond.