Jonathan is a Staffordshire University alumnus in Information Systems and has spent most of his early life and career in Staffordshire.
Currently Senior Vice President at UST Global, Jonathan advises Boards and Executive teams on shaping, accelerating and delivering digital transformations and market leading customer experiences. UST Global is a $1BN pre-IPO Digital Technology Services firm, operating across 25 countries providing technology accelerators and platforms in many of the Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Jonathan previously worked for UST for two years earlier in his career, taking on the roles of Chief Digital Officer for Europe and Global Head of Retail.
Jonathan is also a keen digital start-up advisor, currently working with and part of the advisory team at a venture called Mindsauce, a members-only marketplace that connects ambitious businesses with the world’s leading experts to provide micro-consulting.
Prior to joining UST, Jonathan spent two and a half years as a Board member and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Consumer Credit Division at Bradford-based Provident Financial Group, where he was accountable for leading their IT, change, property and facilities functions.
Previously in his career, Jonathan has been the CIO for Digital and Operations at the Cooperative Group in Manchester. He has also been CIO for Boots UK in Nottingham, with responsibility for all IT across the business in the UK, including 3,000 retail and pharmacy stores, 70,000 colleagues and all online channels, and has held a number of senior roles at HBoS and Lloyds Banking Group.
Jonathan’s earlier career saw him at Stoke-on-Trent based Caudwell Communications, Brightpoint and Barclays, with responsibility for deploying change in multiple industries across Europe and the US.
Jonathan now lives in Yorkshire, is married with two young children and enjoys travelling and spending time with his family.