Gary Jones is a Chartered Construction Project Manager (MCIOB), Member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM), Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) and holds a Level 2 Counselling qualification (CPCAB).
As the Houses of Parliament Continuous Improvement Lead, Gary’s innovative culture change and learning and development initiatives are raising delivery standards and making Parliament a great place to work.
Gary’s strong entrepreneurial spirit springs from a drive to fulfil his potential, even resulting in a nomination to Dragon’s Den! Born of Caribbean immigrant background in Yorkshire, to a seamstress mother and welder father. Asked age 13 what he wanted to be, he answered “be paid when ill”. His world view equated sick leave with affluence and privilege. Despite leaving school without qualifications, his drive to succeed got him into university. He graduated with a BSc Honours degree.
Diagnosed dyslexic in his forties, this is his superpower, a gift that he would never wish to be without. Gary’s personal mantra is Win-Win as there is always a way to make the most and best of any challenge or situation. His insight into learning difficulties recently helped him support his niece undertaking her own special educational needs assessment and diagnosis of neuro-diversity.