Jonathan has been Chairman of DOC since November 2018. He has extensive board and governance experience in the UK, having previously served on and advised both public and private company boards. Jonathan has also previously advised the UK Financial Services Authority (forerunner to the Prudential Regulatory Authority) on matters related to governance and succession planning.
Prior to this, Jonathan spent 12 years in the British Army before joining and subsequently managing the UK Treasury division of Brown Shipley PLC. He spent 26 years in the executive search industry, starting his own company in 1986 which he sold to Whitehead Mann PLC, where he led the financial services practice before becoming Chairman in 2005. From 2005 to 2014, he served as Chairman of Korn Ferry Inc in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) where he was deeply involved in Chair and CEO succession planning at a number of the largest global financial services companies, including one of the leading banks in Australia.
Since leaving the search industry in 2014, Jonathan has continued to advise and work closely with Citigroup in EMEA on client activities, as a Senior Adviser at Tulchan Communications, and as Chairman of Candy Kittens, a private and rapidly growing confectionary business.
Jonathan holds a degree in Economics from University College London.