Jonathan is the General Counsel and Company Secretary at the Atomic Weapons Establishment and a member of its Executive Committee. In addition to his executive accountability, Jonathan is the executive sponsor for its health and wellbeing programme, and mentors a number of senior managers from outside the legal team.
Jonathan’s early career included working for law firms in Manchester and Oxford, and his first in-house role with US-headquartered vehicle and property management provider PHH. He joined ICL / Fujitsu in 1997, undertaking a number of roles in managing ICL’s global intellectual property team and ultimately as general counsel of the UK & Ireland business.
After acting as general counsel to Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Managed Legal Services business, he joined LBC Wise Counsel in 2013, prior to acting as interim Chief Legal Officer at global IT company Metaswitch, finally taking on his current role in 2017.
An active commentator on in-house legal matters, Jonathan’s articles can be seen on the articles page. A Fellow of the Society for Computers and Law, Jonathan was named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2008. He is married with two children and lives near to Oxford.