Jonathan is a former serviceman. He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and after commissioning into the British Army he spent an enlightening part of his life as a commissioned officer working for, or with, some extra-ordinary people in some interesting places. He joined St Paul’s in October 2013.
Jonathan is a convert to road cycling and considers himself part of the MAMIL fraternity. He likes to think he is as an accomplished telemark and cross country skier having taken part in an expedition to ski part of the ‘Heroes of Telemark’ (Operation FRESHMAN) with 10 serviceman ending the at the Vemork Hydroelectric Plant.
After a career in the British Army, serving the homeless was a natural place to be. He believes everyone has the ability to amazing things given the right encouragement, support and opportunity.
He supports Liverpool FC, is a hard-working (but unskilled) gardener. He is also the Chair of Governors at a local school that specialise in the provision of education for temporarily or permanently excluded children.
He is married to Louise Hesselbjerg (who is Danish) and they have two bi-lingual children who attend local schools. As a family they have lived in Norway (a favourite), Germany, Brussels and South Wales.
He is a Chartered Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management.