Jon Sparkes has been Chief Executive of Crisis, the national charity for people facing homelessness, since 2014. He is a member of the UK Government’s Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel and the Scottish Government’s Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group, and chair of the Welsh Government’s Housing Support National Advisory Board. He is also a Trustee of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, and a Non-Executive Director of South Yorkshire Housing Association. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer of UNICEF UK and Chief Executive of SCOPE, the national disability charity. Jon also had a successful commercial career as Human Resources Director of the international technology firm The Generics Group.