Jock has extensive experience of developing communications strategies and implementing public affairs programmes for leading global organisations to develop governmental, institutional and investor relations.
He joined the leading Ukrainian holding company, SCM, as Director of Corporate Communications in 2005. Jock has an honours degree in economics and is chairperson of the United Nations Global Compact in Ukraine and is a member of the Advisory Board of the EU – Ukraine Business Council, Deputy Chair of the British Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and serves on the President’s Advisory Council of the US Ukraine Business Council. Prior to SCM he was Regional Director for eastern European public affairs and communications consultancy, MMD and Regional Director of Weber Shandwick PR covering the Middle East and North Africa.
Jock is also involved in developing international communications of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. Jock represents Foundation at different international organizations and institutions like EU Parliament or Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.
The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation was founded on July 15, 2005. Since its establishment, it has been implementing national-level projects in Ukraine aimed at saving people's lives and solving social problems. Using the Foundation's achievements and global charity experience, it creates opportunities for the entire society to become better and live better. For the sake of the future. The Foundation has implemented about 70 projects and programs concerning humanitarian aspects, healthcare, overcoming orphanhood and promoting foster families and family-type orphanages.