Jon has more than 25 years of experience of working for the Red Cross. He has coordinated the organization's response in hundreds of small to large scale events in Iceland, including all major earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and mass casualty incidents.
The Domestic Department of the Icelandic Red Cross coordinates all Red Cross operations in Iceland, including disaster services, ambulance services, first aid, assistance to refugees and migrants and daily support to Red Cross branches (chapters) around Iceland.
Jon participated in ICRC's contingency planning for armed conflict in Armenia in 2016. He has done several missions to the Caucasus as part of a disaster risk reduction consortium in the region and was deployed as a relief delegate to North-Greenland in 2017 after a tsunami, created by a landslide, devastated nearby villages.