Jonathan Simmons

Chief strategy officer


Jonathan leads Zone’s strategy discipline, helping clients focus on the best digital opportunities for their business. He has led mission critical projects for Barratt Homes, University of the Arts London (UAL) and Maersk, all delivering genuine business benefits through redefining the relationship between brands and their customers. In addition, Jonathan is an industry-leading expert on social purpose, helping brands such as Unilever and Nike deliver on their promises and charities, such as British Red Cross and RSPB, develop and thrive in a digital world. Jonathan joined Zone following its acquisition of Public Zone, a business he founded with Amanda McKenna in 2006, that grew into the largest social purpose digital agency in the UK working with 50 of the UK’s top 100 charities. Jonathan began his career in print, developing and launching new products for the Guardian and Observer.

Strange but true:

Jonathan is a qualified horse riding instructor.