Mr Jonathan Day – Chair of Council

Mr Jonathan Day – Chair of Council

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Last Updated: October 3rd 2018

Jonathan Day has been the Chair of Council at Newman University since 2014. He is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of Tapestry Networks, a firm based in Waltham, Massachusetts; he divides his time between London and the Boston area. He holds a BA and MA in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago.  He pursued further graduate study at Stanford University.

Jonathan began his career in 1982 as Founder and Managing Director of The Amethyst Corporation, a Chicago consultancy.  In 1990 he joined McKinsey and Company, the global consulting firm, in its London office. He became a partner there, eventually leading the firm’s organisation practice in Europe and advising clients, at boardroom level, in oil and gas, metals and mining, financial services and other industries. He joined Monitor Group in 2004, where he led the EMEA practices in Organization Strategy and National Economic Development and Security. In 2008, he joined Heidrick & Struggles, the search and leadership advisory firm, where he led the Education and Social Enterprise practice across EMEA and played a significant role in the CEO/Board and Leadership Consulting practices. He joined Tapestry Networks in 2012, first as an advisor and subsequently as head of the firm. He co-founded Eightwell, a Swiss co-operative (Verein) that brings together advisors in senior leadership consulting.

Jonathan has been a board member, board chair and advisor to a number of non-profit organisations, most recently including the Mount Street Jesuit Centre, an adult faith formation centre in London, and the parish of the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street Church), the Jesuit church in Mayfair.  He has been an invited lecturer at Carnegie-Mellon University, where he was an adjunct faculty member, and at Stanford University, INSEAD, MIT and the London Business School. ​

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