Piers Jones obituary

My son Piers Jones, who has died aged 47 from cancer, worked as a digital publishing expert at the Guardian for eight years before becoming the first chief digital officer at the Natural History Museum in London.In various roles at the Guardian from 2008 onwards he helped to make it possible for readers to become regular paying supporters, later leading the team that created a fundraising service to allow direct contributions to the newspaper via its website. His move to the Natural History Museum in 2016 engendered a transformation in its website, with exciting new content generating a 50% increase in visits across less than two years. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-03 12:22:41 UTC ]
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