He joined the leading Ukrainian holding company, System Capital Management, as Director of Corporate Communications in 2005. Since then he has been involved in developing and implementing the company’s communications, government relations and investor relations strategies. Prior to SCM he was Regional Director for eastern European public affairs and communications consultancy, MMD.
Previously, he was Regional Director of Weber Shandwick PR based in Dubai covering the Middle East and North Africa where he worked across the region on a number of government related projects, including public diplomacy for the US State Department.
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. He also serves as a member of the UN-led Humanitarian Country Team in Ukraine which coordinates the response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the conflict in the country’s Donbass region and participates in peace-building dialogues aimed at finding a solution to ending the conflict. He is also an Honorary Professor in International Relations at the University of Mariupol