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JMJ Associates Announces New CEO Mark Britton

JMJ Associates, the world’s leading Safety Leadership consultancy, announced the appointment of Mark Britton as its Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2015.

Mr. Britton, who has been with JMJ since 1994, served previously as JMJ’s Chief Operating Officer before accepting the appointment to CEO. He is stepping in to the role as Stephen Portner retires after thirteen years of service as JMJ CEO and over twenty years with the company. For the past six months, Mr. Portner and Mr. Britton collaborated as co-CEOs in an effort to ensure a powerful transition.

“I leave JMJ knowing that I have had the privilege to lead an organization dedicated to bettering the lives of people around the world,” Mr. Portner said. “I can imagine no better place to have done my life’s work. As I turn over the CEO role to Mark, I leave with no doubt that the future of this company and its expansive vision is in the best possible hands. Mark is a visionary leader with a deep understanding of our business, our clients and our purpose and values.”

“This is an exciting time in JMJ’s history,” said Mr. Britton. “We have expanded our vision to seek out and address the world''s intractable business and societal challenges in partnership with our clients and have created a clear five year strategy. I am honored to lead this company which is comprised of some of the best consultants in our industry and enable our community to make a difference for our clients.”

In addition to his time as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Britton’s experience at JMJ over the past twenty years has included leading consulting engagements and creating breakthrough client results in over 40 different countries. He also led the establishment of JMJ’s operations in South Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Prior to joining JMJ, Mr. Britton spent eight years with British Petroleum on assignments in the UK and Latin America. He holds a Master’s Degree in the Management of Change.



About JMJ Associates
JMJ Associates is the world’s leading safety leadership consultancy with nearly 30 years of experience serving the energy, mining and construction industries. JMJ partners with top-tier industrial companies to see new possibilities, reach new goals, and operate at new, higher levels of performance. JMJ Associates delivers proven impact through Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) workplace safety and High Performance Teams™ on capital projects. JMJ consultants provide Performance Coaching™ and leadership development to many of the world’s largest companies. More information can be found at

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