Rodney (Rod) Jones was a co-founder and the managing director of Navitas (previously IBT Education and Perth Institute of Business Technology) from 1994 until 2018. Prior to this, he worked in the government education sector as deputy director of the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre and Secondary Education Authority. Mr Jones, who is a trained accountant, has held senior administrative positions within the government and the private education sectors at both secondary and university level. In 2007, he was recognised for his contribution to increasing student participation in education with an Honorary Doctor of Education from Edith Cowan University. Mr Jones was awarded the 2008 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2019 Mr Jones was part of a BGH Capital consortium which acquired Navitas and delisted the company.