Jon Royle has worked in the substance misuse sector for 25 years as a volunteer, researcher, therapist and manager. He will be delivering the next session of Touchstone’s Leadership Masterclass on 15th November 2016.
Before joining the Bridge Project he worked for Addiction Dependency Solutions, a regional substance misuse charity as an Area Director.
Jon became Chief Executive of Bridge in May 2007 and is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the management and administration of Bridge within the strategic framework and policy objectives set by the Board. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, holds an MBA and a Diploma in Counselling.
He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the UK Faces and Voices of Recovery Charity (Home of the UK Recovery Walk) and has contributed to national policy development through membership of various groups, including the PHE National Mutual Aid Reference Group and the Department of Health Expert Group on Addictions to Medicines.
Jon’s journey to becoming a leader of successful organisations involved first mastering himself and the lessons he learned through his own recovery are what guides his approach to leadership today. Principle amongst these is his belief in the potential of people to change and be the best they can be, given the right opportunities and environment.

Bridge is a Bradford based charity that helps individuals and families to achieve recovery from addictions. It is one of Touchstone’s partners in delivering the WY-FI project that supports people with multiple and complex needs.

The Leadership Masterclass is an initiative by Touchstone to inspire leadership in the third sector by inviting speakers to share the leadership lessons that they have learnt.

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