Vice President Learning and Capability Development, Unilever PLC

Jonathan Donner

Chair, Common Purpose Student Experiences

Jonathan Donner is the Vice President Learning and Capability Development Unilever PLC, one of the world's leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods across the Foods and Home & Personal Care categories. His responsibilities include: designing and delivering global senior leadership and talent programmes through Unilever's "Four Acres" Leadership Centres in London (and more recently Singapore).

Jonathan has held a range of major development roles in significant global businesses, including heading Leadership Development at Philip Morris/Altria, at that time an $80 billion business with 170,000 employees; and later in the same role for Marks and Spencer in the UK. He joined Unilever at the end of 2005 as the Vice President Global Learning, with a focus on leading one of the largest learning outsourcing projects of its kind, later expanding his responsibilities to cover other talent and leadership areas.

Jonathan has only recently returned to the UK after a year-long assignment in Singapore to establish Unilever's second, global "Four Acres" Leadership Centre. Four Acres' offerings and its world-class, state-of-the-art, 55-bedroom campus, is enhancing Unilever's talent development capabilities in Asia, while creating a truly global (London/Singapore) leadership resource. The site was officially opened in 2013 by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.