Jon Sharman

Press officer, Communications Group

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Spanish (basic)

Former journalist with 10 years' experience of reporting and editing.

Before IIED

Most recently, Jon worked for The Independent as a digital editor, focused on engaging and retaining readers. Before that, he was a general news reporter and homepage editor.

Prior to The Independent, he worked for Newsquest South London as content editor on two local newspapers; previously he had been a senior reporter there.

Before his journalism career, he taught English as a foreign language.


  • MA History, UCL
  • BA Spanish with French, Royal Holloway, University of London

Current work

Jon's role focuses on exposing the 'hidden handbrakes' that are preventing the world from tackling climate change.