Jonathan joined Adnams in 1975 as a brewery engineer and has worked in all areas of the company. He joined the Board in 1988 running Adnams pubs and property and then assumed the role of Managing Director in 1997. In August 2006, Jonathan took over the role of Chairman, in which he remains today.
Jonathan has been instrumental in driving Adnams forward in terms of innovation and sustainability. The introduction of the modern, energy-efficient brewing equipment and the world-class distillery that represent Adnams today, are all thanks to Jonathan's vision. Jonathan was awarded an OBE in 2008 for his commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility. In November 2015 Jonathan celebrated completing 40 years at Adnams.
Outside of work Jonathan is a keen sailor and spent many years as part of the RNLI Lifeboat crew in Southwold.