Jonathan is an Army veteran and a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst he spent nearly 30 years in the British Army working with, or for, some extra-ordinary people.
Having taken on the role in 2013 in 2014 he led St Paul’s through a significant restructure following nearly 40% cuts to Local Authority funding. Spotting an opportunity amongst this adversity he remodelled the hostel by 2016 based on Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) and introduced the then quite novel approach of Trauma Informed Care. In 2020-21 the Covid pandemic arrived his team pulled together to maintain all services. There were no cases of Covid amongst the 42 hostel residents until December 2021. No residents died or were hospitalised.
He lives with his Danish wife in a cottage near Worcester. He supports Liverpool FC, is a hard-working (but very unskilled) gardener. He learnt to ski, in the ‘telemark style’ while serving in the Army in Norway and adores winter snow sports. He loves local ales and is not a big fan of lager or celery.
Jonathan is a Chartered Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and Institute of Leadership and Management. He has many Programme and Project Management qualification including PRINCE2, Agile, Six Sigma and Scrum master. He is a co-opted member of the Board at Healthwatch Worcestershire and joined the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Army Cadet Force Trust in the spring of 2023.