Jonny Thomson, Head of Outreach and Development 

Jonny leads the outreach mission of the Oxford Foundry. He works closely with the University’s student societies, academic departments and colleges, as well as designing and hosting key events with corporate partners and leading entrepreneurs. Jonny is also the founder of Magma Tribe – an online platform where he interviews and writes about inspiring entrepreneurs to empower others to build businesses that positively impact our world. Jonny joined us from Youth Business International (YBI), which works to support 25,000+ young people each year to set up, sustain and grow businesses in 48 countries. Jonny led the development of major partnerships and programmes ($1M+) and delivered workshops for leadership teams of YBI member organisations around the world. Jonny started his career in the energy sector, working as a sustainability consultant for an international firm which was acquired by Accenture. He is a keen athlete, having recently completed the Uganda International Marathon, raising £3,000 for local projects.