Jon is the Anchor Host and writer of Smart Money - a prime time TV programme on the Sky News Business Channel. Jon's programme shows businesses how innovation, sustainability and efficiency can improve the profitability of their operations. The depth and scope of the programme can be seen in the following TV ads.

Smart Money is a national programme that’s broadcast live every Wednesday at 9pm from the studios at Sky News Business Channel.

It’s the only TV programme 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 programme. To date, Jon has written and presented nearly 100 episodes.

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.

The 4 elements to the programme are detailed below.

News Headlines

At the start of the programme, 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.

Case Studies

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 Coca-Cola, Unilever, McDonald’s, IKEA, Qantas, Westpac, Tesla, Marks and Spencer, The Body Shop, News Corp, Tesla, River Cottage, Coles, Marriott Hotels, The Sydney Opera House, KFC, Lion, GPT and many others.

London Live Cross

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 Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, John Elkington, Jonathon Porritt, Lord Deben, Anthony Hobley, Ed Gillespie, Lord Mawson and Solitaire Townsend.

He’s also spoken to companies such as Marks and Spencer, LEGO, IKEA, Jaguar-Land Rover, Kingfisher PLC, KPMG, British Land, PWC, RBS, Triodos Bank and many others. Regular UK media guests include James Murray from and Jess Shankleman from Bloomberg.

Panel Discussion

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, sales, 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.

Got a Story for Smart Money?

If you have a story that could potentially feature on Smart Money, please contact Jon via the contact page at this website.

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