Our team is led by our Managing Director, Jonathan Freeman MBE, an experienced leader, committed to social justice with a strong track record of delivery.
Jonathan provides strategic consulting support to charities, non-profit organizations, businesses and philanthropists in a wide field of disciplines.
Jonathan has extensive experience of dealing with senior leaders from multiple sectors, with well-developed stakeholder management and influencing skills and the ability to forge strong relationships with key influencers in the most sensitive of environments. A former member of the Senior Civil Service, with extensive experience across the private, charitable, and central and local government sectors, as well as internationally.
Jonathan was Managing Director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales’s mentoring charitable initiative, which is now a successful part of The Prince’s Trust. As Managing Director, Jonathan was responsible for more than doubling Mosaic’s income to £1.8M and oversaw a significant expansion of Mosaic’s work. During Jonathan’s tenure, Mosaic supported over 40,000 young people and now counts upon the support of over 1500 volunteer mentors. Jonathan also led Mosaic’s international operations, developing successful programmes in Qatar, Jordan and Pakistan, as well as a flourishing International Leadership Programme involving young people for 20 countries. Mosaic’s programmes are now accredited, recognised in Department of Education statutory guidance and have won many awards including the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award. Jonathan oversaw Mosaic’s successful integration into The Prince’s Trust in July 2016.
Prior to his role at Mosaic, Jonathan was Government Relations Director at Business in the Community, improving the charity’s ability to influence social policy and inform decision-makers’ thinking.
Before his move to the charitable sector, Jonathan was a member of the Senior Civil Service in the UK Government, in which capacity he was responsible for significant policy and operational delivery in areas of social justice of the highest importance and political sensitivity in a range of departments including the Ministry of Justice, Cabinet Office and Department for Communities. Jonathan managed a number of teams in high-profile areas, a number of which he was selected personally by Government Ministers to establish.
Jonathan serves as a Governor (trustee) of The Legal Education Foundation and Trustee of the Field Lane Foundation. He is a member of Patchwork Foundation’s Strategy Council.
Jonathan also sits on various advisory committees in the charitable and public sector, such as the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion project group and The Scouts Association’s Inclusivity Advisory Group.
Jonathan was recognised with an MBE for charitable services in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021.
Jonathan was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in July 2020. Jonathan received CEO Monthly’s CEO of the Year 2020 – UK award. He also won The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2016 Award for Championing a Muslim Cause and the Naz Legacy Foundation Certificate of Recognition for his contribution to education, presented by the then Education Secretary.
Jonathan was educated at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University and was Dean’s scholar at the University of Southern California for his post-graduate studies.
Earlsbrook Consulting provides insightful and high-impact advice to enable organisations and leaders to deliver social impact of the highest order.
We provide strategic advisory services to charities, family trusts, philanthropists, public sector organisations and corporates across a range of disciplines.
The design and implementation of mentoring schemes is a particular strength, as is the provision of mentor support to CEOs and other senior leaders.
Other specialities include:
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Charity Governance and Management
- Charity Commission registration
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Impact Analysis and Evaluation
- Business Analysis
- Integration and cohesion
- Diversity, Equity and inclusion
- Change Management
- Team Leadership
- Executive Coaching
- Government Relations
- Social Policy
- Operational Delivery
- Relationship Management
- Charitable Fundraising
- International Development
- Performance Management