Jon Reed

Jon Reed


Current Position

Brand Director
Paddy & Scotts Retail Ltd.

Previous Position

Operations Director – Purple Cubed, L&D Manager – Purple Cubed, Restaurant Manager – Marriott Hotels


Born into hospitality Jon started his career in hotels and had a great time pushing boundaries with the likes of Whitbread and then Marriott.
After winning the Acorn Scholarship and an Acorn Award, Jon joined the board of Purple Cubed, working with organisations all over the world on employee engagement, people tech and organisational culture.
Nowadays Jon grows, farms and harvests coffee in Kenya. Operates brilliant coffee houses and leads the coolest barista training academy on the planet.

Why you joined HR in Hospitality?

It’s a great organisation that really adds value to its members. We also arrange one of the best industry events of the year in the HR in Hospitality Annual Awards Ball.

How would your best friend describe you?

Fun, driven and loyal