Jon is the anchor host of Smart Money, a prime time TV program on the Sky News Money and Sky News Business channels.
The program airs live at 6.30pm every Wednesday from the studios at Sky News Business Channel. It is also repeated at 9.30pm. It’s the only TV program about business and sustainability on Australian television – it airs on Channel 602 on Foxtel.
In addition to hosting the show, Jon is also the writer and Executive Producer of the program.
Smart Money shows businesses how to save money by being smarter with energy and other resources. It also shows them how to reduce their environmental impact without incurring a negative impact on the bottom line.
There are 4 elements to the program.
At the start of the program, Jon covers the 3 most interesting news announcements of the week.
This section contains stories relating to business sustainability, new products and funding announcements, energy saving results and business innovation.
Every week Jon visits a business to interview them about their sustainability initiatives and results. These case studies are positive good news stories. They always show that the companies being filmed are getting a money saving benefit from their sustainability initiatives.
The case studies highlight energy savings, equipment upgrades, innovation, sustainability, community programmes and renewable energy initiatives.
Companies that Jon has interviewed on location for Smart Money include McDonald’s, Qantas, Marks and Spencer, News Corp, Tesla, River Cottage, Coles, The Sydney Opera House, KFC, Lion, GPT and many others.
Every week Jon carries out a satellite interview with an expert who comes in live from the studios at the London Stock Exchange.
UK guests that Jon has had on Smart Money include sustainability experts such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, John Elkington, Anthony Hobley, Ed Gillespie and Solitaire Townsend.
He’s also spoken to companies such as Marks and Spencer, IKEA, Kingfisher PLC, KPMG, British Land, PWC, Triodos Bank, Linklaters and many others. Other guests have included the Deputy Mayor of London, the CEO of WRAP and the CEO of Prince Charles’ Business in the Community organisation (BITC).
Jon hosts a weekly 8 minute panel discussion with two Australian business experts. This is to discuss topics such as energy saving, LED lighting, renewable energy, water efficiency, waste minimisation, sustainability, eWaste recycling, team engagement, innovation and more.
The aim is to educate and inspire viewers into implementing positive changes at their businesses.
The two guests usually come to the main Sky News Business Channel studio in Macquarie Park in Sydney. However, Jon also brings in guests from the Sky News studios in each of Australia’s capital cities.
If you have a story that could potentially feature on Smart Money, please call Wendy Sawkins on +61 410 556 116 or email her via JonDee.com/contact-jon/