About Jonathan hemus

Johnathan Hemus

Jonathan Hemus is founder and managing director of crisis management consultancy Insignia and was previously global head of crisis and issues management at international consultancy Porter Novelli.

He coaches and advises leaders of businesses around the world to ensure they have the capability and confidence to do and say the right things under the intense pressure of a crisis. During his twenty five year career he has advised clients including Anglo American, Cathay Pacific, Disney, DP World, the International Cricket Council, Lidl, Procter & Gamble and Sky.

Jonathan Hemus has always provided me with outstanding counsel
Paul Newman, Former VP Communications, Procter & Gamble and eBay

Driven by a passion to prevent the needless harm caused by a mis-handled crisis, he enables his clients to successfully prepare for and sometimes handle their worst nightmares, whether cyber attack, catastrophic accidents, management misdeeds, product contamination or environmental incidents.

He is the author of Amazon number one best selling book ‘Crisis Proof: How to Prepare For The Worst Day Of Your Business Life’ which was named as Specialist Business Book of the Year in the 2021 Business Book Awards.


Crisis Proof tells you everything you need to know about how to create and maintain an effective crisis management programme
Claire Gosnell, Global Head of Communications,
Clifford Chance

He is a visiting lecturer at Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Henley Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Florida. He is also chair of the Advisory Board at Aston University’s Crisis Centre where he lectures as a member of the faculty for its MSc in Crisis and Disaster Management.

Jonathan is a trusted commentator on breaking crises for media including Al Jazeera, BBC TV and radio, CNBC, CNN, the Daily Telegraph, Management Today, Sky News, the Sunday Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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If you are looking for an expert commentator on the dos and don’ts of handling a crisis, Jonathan is the perfect choice
Stephen Bevan, former News Editor, the Sunday Times

As an acknowledged leader in the field of crisis management, he has spoken to executives at conferences and events across five continents.

Jonathan was named as one of the IoD’s directors of the year in its 2020 awards for his work in advising businesses during their COVID-19 response.

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