Jonathan is the Chair of the Jewish Leadership Council. He is also the Chief Executive and Founder of Cain Hoy Enterprises, a permanent real estate investment capital vehicle with a diverse portfolio in the UK and US, comprised of residential, commercial, and a variety of other holdings.
Jonathan grew up in Ilford where his parents and grandparents were involved in a range of organisations from the local Shul and Ilford Jewish Primary School to the JNF and Jewish Blind. As a youngster, Jonathan was a member of BBYO, a participant in the ILTC programme and president of the Jewish Society at the University of Manchester.
After reading law at university, Jonathan worked at award winning international law firm, Olswang, where he became a partner aged 28 and the youngest ever Chief Executive of a city law firm, at age 32. He later joined Heron International, working as a Managing Director alongside its founder and chief executive, Gerald Ronson CBE, before becoming Mr Ronson’s Deputy in May 2007. Prior to Cain Hoy, Jonathan was the Senior Managing Director and Head of European Real Estate and Direct Investment at Guggenheim Partners.
Jonathan has long been an active member of the Jewish community and before becoming JLC Chair was involved in a variety of charitable organisations. Most recently, he was Chair of Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS), the education arm of the JLC where he also led the effort to restructure Jewish education in the Redbridge area. He was also Chair of the Chief Rabbinate Trust, overseeing planning and fundraising efforts. Previously, Jonathan was Vice Chairman of Jewish Care, Chair of Governors of Kerem School in Hampstead Garden Suburb and a Trustee of Camp Simcha, a charity working to improve the quality of life of children suffering from life threatening illnesses.
Jonathan is married to Sharon, a GP, and together they have four children: Adam, Natalie, Sara and Ben.