Managing director, Insignia
Jonathan Hemus is the managing director of crisis management consultancy, Insignia. Through its crisis management planning, training, testing and consultancy services, Insignia helps organisations to do and say the right thing when the pressure is on.
Jonathan has more than 25 years’ experience providing crisis management training and consultancy to businesses, brands and government bodies around the world. Working with these organisations at the most senior level he has been instrumental in determining their reputational vision and steering them through crises that have posed major threats to their integrity.
During his ten years at top ten global PR consultancy Porter Novelli, he was both UK leader of its corporate practice and global leader of its crisis and issues management practice. He is an experienced crisis counsellor having developed plans and delivered training around the world to prevent and prepare for crises.
At Insignia, Jonathan has advised a wide range companies on how to protect their reputations and trained hundreds of executives in Asia, Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East to successfully communicate with their many stakeholders. Organisations which have benefited from his experience include Carrefour, DP World, Henley Business School, the International Cricket Council, Lundin Mining, Procter and Gamble, Pukka Pies and the UAE Prime Minister’s Office.
He is a sought after trainer, coach and speaker on crisis management and has spoken on reputation management, crisis communication, PR and business continuity at national and international conferences and events, most recently the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference in Florida. He is a guest member of the Henley Business School faculty and a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Jonathan is a regular media commentator on crisis management having featured on Sky News, BBC TV and radio, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg, the Times of London, the Guardian, The Director and Huffington Post.