Jonathan is Chair of the Board of Trustees of City Year UK. He is an experienced financial services executive serving most recently as Head of Global Equities at Barclays and previously in senior roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. At Barclays, he served on the Global Markets Executive committee and as a board member of Barclays Capital Services Limited. He is now an active private investor consulting with various start up companies and Financial Tech Venture Capital funds.
In addition to his work at City Year, Jonathan also provides executive consulting to other charities through the Pilotlight programme.
Having previously mentored young students from challenging backgrounds in America, he took up the opportunity to mentor a City Year UK volunteer following his move to London and has tutored year six pupils in Tower Hamlets.
He sees City Year as a programme which supports the next generation on two levels: providing inspirational ‘near peer’ support to help disadvantaged pupils succeed and offering young adults leadership experience through a combination of volunteering and its careers and training programme.