Jon Hughes is the Managing Director HARIBO UK & HARIBO Ireland.
Jon, has been part of the HARIBO business since 2017 and during this time, he has supported continued year-on-year growth; worked on the strategic introduction of HARIBO’s new sugar reduced products, accelerated the roll out Haribo’s own retail stores as well as continue the development of Haribo’s iconic advertising.
Jon has extensive commercial leadership experience across the consumer goods and healthcare sectors and studied Business and Finance at the University of Luton and Leadership at London Business School.
Jon is a keen supporter of the local community and is involved in a number of initiatives across the Wakefield district. This includes the launch of the Haribo Happiness Together fund with Community Foundation Wakefield District. Jon is also a Trustee at Castleford Academy Trust, working with the Board and Executive team to support excellence for all across the academies five schools.
Outside of work Jon lives with his family in West Yorkshire, is a keen runner and coaches junior rugby at his local rugby club and Yorkshire Academy.